Community organisations and the dance of good and bad risk

Kenny, Sue 2004, Community organisations and the dance of good and bad risk, New community quarterly, vol. 2, no. 3, Spring, pp. 8-11.

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Title Community organisations and the dance of good and bad risk
Author(s) Kenny, Sue
Journal name New community quarterly
Volume number 2
Issue number 3
Season Spring
Start page 8
End page 11
Publisher New Community Quarterly Association
Place of publication Aunburn, Vic
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1448-0336
Summary This paper is concerned with an element of contemporary society that forms. the backdrop for some of the contradictory expectations and practices that currently bedevil community organisations in Australia. This element is the idea of risk, or more pertinently, the construction of the idea of risk society. The argument presented is that there are two different interpretations of risk, risk as threat and risk as opportunity. Each interpretation is examined to reveal the ways in which it affects community organisations in Australia. The paper concludes with the view that both ways in which risk is constructed are being used as part of the rationale for new forms of control.
Language eng
Field of Research 160512 Social Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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