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Health and safety in contemporary Britain: society, legitimacy, and change since 1960

Almond, P. and Esbester, M. (2019) Health and safety in contemporary Britain: society, legitimacy, and change since 1960. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp326. ISBN 9783030039691

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03970-7

Abstract/Summary

This is a significant and sizeable piece of work that explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the ways in which the social and political legitimacy of ‘health and safety’ as an area of law, policy, and as a practical concept, have changed since 1960. Drawing on extensive empirical and archival investigations, it identifies the constitutional, functional, democratic, and justice-based legitimacy judgments and challenges that health and safety has faced, and the impacts that have arisen for regulators, politicians, practitioners, workers, the public, and business. It is original in that it is one of the first modern (C20th) histories of H+S; it is a historical work and published in the ‘history’ list of Palgrave Macmillan, so a sense about suitability for UoA18 would be helpful.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:83413
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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