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La fabrique des risques

Abstract : The designation of risks as public problems as well as the selection and the grading of these risks are often explained in three great ways : either like the result of arbitrations operated by the public authorities : either like the result of confrontations between "civil society", and public authorities ; or still as the result of the way in which multiple actors define and build the problems. One of the questions which arise is that of the status of these explanations mobilized by actors and researchers. Do they correspond to modes of analyses (erudite and profane) or are they above all speeches integrating the rhetorical constraints which are specific to any public problem being the subject of many appropriations, as it is the case today with collective risks ?
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Claude Gilbert. La fabrique des risques. Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie, Presses Universitaires de France, 2003, CXIV, pp.55-72. ⟨halshs-00291497⟩

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