Chapter 1: Sustainability as Social Challenge.
Chapter 2: The Risk Society Thesis: The End of the World as We Know It?.
Chapter 3: Science and the Social Construction of Environmental Threat.
Chapter 4: Risks in Context: The Local Construction of Environmental Issues.
Chapter 5: Institutional Judgements and Contested Decisions: The Governance of Environmental Problems.
Chapter 6: Kamikazes and Chromosomes: Sociological Perspectives on Technology.
Chapter 7: Society, Nature, Knowledge: Co-constructing the Social and the Natural.
A Includes new research data on communities at risk, institutional regulation and technology
A While functioning as a textbook it also presents an original theory drawing in social constructivism but moving beyond the usual polarised debate
A Combines theoretical discussions with engaging case studies