JUS 444 - Week 5 Notes
JUS 444 - Week 5 Notes JUS 444
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JUS 444 Week 51 Exam 0 212 hours No class Opens Wednesday at midnight and closes Thursday at midnight 6 short answers and 1 long answer essay 5 paragraph structure 0 Long answer ties together different articles Extra Credit 0 1 page responses 5 pts each 0 Risk Society 1986 o Ulrich Beck German sociologist 0 End goal to control nature 0 Main point Rede ne the idea of risk Cannot be calculated New risks are a product of new technologies that are inherently dif cult to govern and control Risk exposure not class de nes global citizenship Socially constructed phenomenon how we think about risk and categorize it has material consequences 0 lrony The safer the world is the more risk increases 0 Temporary measures ignore systemic problems Florida never uses the word climate change ignores the risk and instead tries to built the city up and create more levees The more secure countries try to make their borders the more increasing the crisis becomes To protect democracies from risk more authoritarian measures are needed trying to prevent other people from getting into the country 0 Lead to death of democracy Risk arises because past assessments and experiences are not a good indicator for future problems 0 Risk The anticipation not reality of catastrophe In order to address global risk neither denial or apathy are appropriate rather transformation is required 0 Transformation o A new accounting of not only risk as a category of being but as a means of identifying how risks become delocalized 0 Accounting cannot be in narrow economic measures ie costs but rather in how can societies respond to new risks Social accountability and taking responsibility are key to addressing new global risks 0 Argument In order to understand how risks are reshaping global society we need to examine Old dangersnew risks identify new risks on a global scale Ruse of history identify new opportunities to address these risks 0 Aspects of modernity From trusee to suspect becoming more global interdependence Tragic individualization science politics business mass media law and military 0 Three modernity Preindustrialfeudal nation state global risk 0 3rd de ned by global risk process and practices of modernization itself Old dangers new risks potential exam Cant be de ned by one particular space time period and social spatially temporally and socially lncalculable Noncompensable cannot compensate for lost land livelihood and cultural connections 0 Risks are irreversible and minimized but cannot be eliminated Examples 0 Ozone depletion climate change BSE Al GMOs Robotics Nanotech Nuclear Waste Terrorism WMDs don t occur in one community country and instead spread out over time to different generations Casestudy Chernobyl O O Refused to tell the towns people of the blowouts people began to get sick from radiation and the nuclear plant nally told people the city needs to be evacuated Delocalized Chernobyl radiation lapped around the world trumped every border If a country says they are not pronuclear they still get affected by nuclear disasters Casestudy Fukushima O O O 0 March 11 2011 TsunamiEarthquake Nuclear power plant loses power Containment units suffer loss of coolant Radiation spreads from plant to surrounding water air and soil Why build a power plant Japan thought they could prevent the risk by building a plant that could withstand during an earthquake 0 Issues Spatial temporal social Food production becomes uncertain and becomes a category of risk How was it spread and how will the human body take up the radiation in the food Latent and unknown heath effects Future effects Can this happen elsewhere President Abe quotI would like to state clearly that there has not been is not now and will not be any health problems whatsoeverquot nationalistic approach my nation is perfectly safe even though this is not certain and known Ted Talk 0 Who is the we 0 O 0 Why do we privilege the nationstate We need to engage with the future generations ahead rather than the 25 year window Anthropocene we may not be alone study life in extreme conditions so we can predicts nding life the planets in our solar system
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