Ulrich Beck

We are therefore concerned no longer exclusively with making nature useful or with releasing mankind from traditional constraints, but also and essentially with problems resulting from techno-economic development itself. Risk Society, p.19

Read the quote by Ulrich Beck above. In 3-5 pages, apply the theoretical framework of risk society to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. Your essay needs to respond to each question in the context of Covid-19.

As indicated by Beck, risks are not an invention of modernity. What sets the risk in this new stage of modernity i.e. Reflexive Modernity, apart from the risk in pre-modernity and simple modernity?

How does poverty attract an unfortunate abundance of risks?

Provide two examples of the social boomerang effect of risks.

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