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1 WILDAVSKY, Aaron Searching for Safety. Studies in Social Philosophy & Policy No. 10.
Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (USA) and Oxford (UK), 1988, ISBN:0887387144 
WILDAVSKY, Aaron. Searching for Safety. New Brunswick (USA) and Oxford (UK): Transaction Publishers, (1988). Pp [i]-xii,1-253,(7). Index. 8vo, black and white card covers. Studies in Social Philosophy & Policy No. 10. "Nuclear power plants, new vaccines and drugs, pesticides designed to improve agricultural production, and a plethora of other technological advances hold great promise of improving the quality of human life, but also pose great risks to human well-being. Protecting ourselves against the risks associated with these modern technologies has emerged as a major public concern throughout the industrialized world. Searching for Safety is unique in its exposition of a theory that explains how and why risk taking makes life safer. Italso exposes the high risk in backwardness, whether it is a result of poli cy or inadvertent. The book covers a wide range, including how the human body, as well as plants, animals, and insects, cope with danger. Wildavsky addresses the master dilemma head on, asking whether piling on safety measures actually improves safety. While he agrees that society should sometimes try to prevent large harms from occurring, he explains why such anticipatorymeasures are usually inferior to a strategy of resilience - learning from error how to bounce back in better shape. His purpose is to shift the risk debate from passive prevention of harm to active search for safety." - fromthe back cover. Covers flared, else very good. 30.00

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