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  1. Unit 1: Introducing the Sociology of Risk and Risk Society 11 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. The politics of risk society - Jane Franklin, Institute for Public Policy Research 1998

        Book Essential Read Chapter 1 - Beck, U. (1998) 'Politics of Risk Society', in Franklin, J. (ed) (1998) The Politics of Risk Society, Cambridge: Polity Press/IPPR

      2. Risk - Roy Boyne 2003

        Book Essential Read chapters 1 to 6

    2. Recommended Reading 4 items
      1. Risk society: towards a new modernity - Ulrich Beck 1992

        Book Background

      2. The cosmopolitan perspective: sociology of the second age of modernity

        Article Background British Journal of Sociology, 01/2000, Volume 51, Issue 1

      3. The handbook of security - M. L. Gill 2014

        Book Background Garcia, M.L. (2006) 'Risk Management' in Gill, M. (ed) The Handbook of Security, London: Palgrave-Macmillan pp509-532. (2014 updated version from the 2006 version)

      4. Risk issues and crisis management: a casebook of best practice - Michael Regester, Judy Larkin, Chartered Institute of Public Relations 2005

        Book Background This is the 3rd edition. A new online 4th edition (link below) is available. References and case studies may be on different pages.

    3. External Websites 4 items
      1. National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies - 2008 edition - Publications - GOV.UK

        Webpage Background This is an attempt by the UK Government to provide a picture of the risks which people living in the UK face.

      2. Bad Science

        Website Background This is a 'popular science' website which is written by a journalist. It is of interest because he does point out some of the ways in which statistics and media reports can be misleading and make it difficult to assess risks

      3. Homeland Security

        Website Background This is the homepage of the US Dept of Homeland Security. It reflects the attitude of the US Government to risk and the messages that are given to people who live in the USA. Try clicking on 'Check the Threat Level' which is on the homepage.

  2. Unit 2: Criminology and Risk: the Evolving Context 10 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. The politics of risk society - Jane Franklin, Institute for Public Policy Research 1998

        Book Essential Read Chapters 2, 5, 13 and 14 - Franklin, J. (ed) (1998) The Politics of Risk Society, Cambridge: Polity Press/IPPR:

      2. The handbook of security - M. L. Gill 2014

        Book  Farrell, G. and Pease, K. (2006) 'Criminology and Security' in Gill, M. (ed) The Handbook of Security, London: Palgrave-Macmillan. The page numbers of the chapter by Farrell, G. and Pease, K. Criminology and Security may differ in the 2006 and 2014 versions.

    2. Recommended Reading 8 items
      1. The Future of Policing

        Article Background Bayley, D. and Shearing, C. (1996) 'The Future of Policing' Law and Society Review 30 (3): 585-606

      2. Handbook of Policing - Tim Newburn 2008

        Book Background Read - Newburn, T. (2003) 'The Future of Policing', in Newburn, T. (ed) Handbook of Policing, Cullompton: Willan Publishing, 707-721

      3. Beyond Risk: A Lament for Social Democratic Criminology - Oxford Scholarship

        Webpage Background Reiner, R. (2006) 'Beyond Risk: A Lament for social Democratic Criminology' in The politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 7-49

  3. Unit 3: Outsourcing Global Security 22 items
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. Understanding global security - Peter Hough 2008

        Book Essential Read Chapter 3. Hough, P. (2008) Understanding Global Security (2nd Edition), London: Routledge

      2. Can't Win With 'Em, Can't Go To War Without'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency - P.W. Singer September 2007

        Document Essential Singer, P.W. (2007) 'Can't Win With 'Em, Can't Go To War Without 'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency', Brooking Institute Policy Paper 4, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution.

    2. Recommended Reading 18 items
      1. Governing Terrorism Through Risk: Taking Precautions, (un)Knowing the Future - C. Aradau, R. Van Munster 01/03/2007

        Article Background Aradau, C. and Van Munster, R. (2007) 'Governing Terrorism Through Risk: Taking Precautions, (Un) Knowing the Future' European Journal of International Relations 13 (1): 89-115.

      2. Risk - Roy Boyne 2003

        Book Background

      3. President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point

        Webpage Background Bush, G.W. (2002) 'President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point', June 1, The Whitehouse Archives.

      4. The politics of risk society - Jane Franklin, Institute for Public Policy Research 1998

        Book  Read chapters 7, 8 and 14. Franklin, J. (ed) (1998) The Politics of Risk Society, Cambridge: Polity Press/IPPR

      5. Coping With Adversity: The Turn to the Rhetoric of Vulnerability - Frank Furedi 2007-7

        Article Background Furedi, F. (2007) 'Coping with Adversity: the Turn to the Rhetoric of Vulnerability', Security Journal 20 (3), 171-184

      6. Reason and Terror - Dego Gambetta April/May 2004

        Webpage Background Gambetta, D. (2004) 'Reason and Terror: Has 9/11 Made it Hard to Think Straight?' Boston Review: A Political and Literary Forum, April/May

      7. Thinking beyond moral panic: Risk, responsibility, and the politics of moralization - S. P. Hier 01/05/2008

        Article Background Hier, S. (2008) 'Thinking beyond moral panic: risk, responsibility and the politics of moralization', Theoretical Criminology 12 (2) 173-190

      8. Private Security Companies: The Case for Regulation - Caroline Holmqvist

        Article Background Holmqvist, C. (2005) Private Security Companies: The Case for Regulation, SIPRI Policty Papter No. 9, Stockholm: SIPRI.

      9. Book Review: A short history of the idea of moral panic - M. Innes 01/03/2005

        Article Background Innes, M. (2005) 'A Short History of the Idea of Moral Panic', Crime, Media, Culture 1 (1), 106-111

      10. Civilian Contractors under Military Law

        Article Background Lindemann, M. (2007) 'Civilian Contractors under Military Law' Parameters, Autumn 2007, 83-94.

      11. Communicating the terrorist risk: Harnessing a culture of fear? - G. Mythen 01/08/2006

        Article Background Mythen, G. and Walklate, S.(2006) 'Communicating the terrorist risk: harnessing a culture of fear?', Crime, Media, Culture 2 (2), 123-142

      12. Risk issues and crisis management: a casebook of best practice - Michael Regester, Judy Larkin, Chartered Institute of Public Relations 2005

        Book  Read chapters 8.9 and 12. Regester, M. and Larkin, J. (2005) Risk Issues and Crisis Management 3rd ed., London: Kogan Page. 4th edition published 2008. Page numbers may differ

      13. Terrorism and Homeland Security | RAND

        Webpage Background RAND Corporation Website: Terrorism and Homeland Security Research Center.

      14. The Law Catches Up to Private Militaries, Embeds | Brookings Institution

        Webpage Background Singer, P.W. (2007) 'The Law Catches Up to Private Militaries, Embeds', Defense Tech, January.

      15. The New York Times > Magazine > In the Magazine: Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush

        Webpage Background Suskind, R. (2004) 'Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush' The New York Times, October 17.

      16. World Risk Society and War Against Terror - Keith Spence 06/2005

        Article Background pence, K. (2005) 'World RiskSociety and War Against Terror' Political Studies 53 (2): 284-302.

      17. Moral panic versus the risk society: the implications of the changing sites of social anxiety - Sheldon Ungar

        Article Background Ungar, S. 'Moral panic versus the risk society: the implications of the changing sites of social anxiety', British Journal of Criminology 52 (2), 271-291

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