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Sustaining Animal Agriculture and Environmental Quality in the South: What Happened and Why? Discussion

  • Paul B. Thompson (a1)

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German social theorist Ulrich Beck has suggested that the political economy of post-industrial society has shifted away from the competition among relatively well-defined social groups for control of benefit streams resulting from technological and organizational innovations that characterized the roughly 200-year period of industrialization. In its place, we find constantly changing aggregates of individuals engaged in temporary or limited alliances competing to affect the distribution of social, environmental, and economic risks. Beck argues that a complex set of forces has brought about this shift. He mentions many oft noted changes in gender and family roles, in employment patterns, and global interdependencies, but two points are especially relevant to me collection of issues that have been discussed in these four papers.

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Aharoni, Y.The No-Risk Society. Chatham NJ: Chatham House Publishers, 1981.
Beck, U.Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity, trans, by Ritter, M.. Newberry Park CA: Sage Publications, 1992.
Thompson, P.B., and Parkinson, W.J.. “Situation-Specific Indicators for Distinguishing Between High-Consequence/Low-Probability Risk and Low-Consequence/High-Probability Risk.” In Low-Probability/High-Consequence Risk Analysis: Issues, Methods, and Case Studies, eds., Waller, R.A. and Covello, V.T., pp. 551-68. New York: Plenum Press, 1984.

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