Exploring a broad range of case studies - including young women in conflict with the law, child soldiers, welfare recipients, genetic testing, biotechnology and new technologies - the contributors explore whether the concept of risk has undermined our sense of trust in society, effectively eroding the definition of citizenship, marginalizing particular people and groups, needlessly heightening societal fears and rendering invisible social inequalities.
1. Risk as a technique of governance in an era of biotechnological innovation: implications for democratic citizenship / Dayna Nadine Scott. -- 2. A paradigm of exclusion: the impact of the risk society on female young offenders / Christie Barron. -- 3. Growing concerns: prenatal genetic testing, risk and trust / Meredith Celene Schwartz. -- 4. Risk management related new technologies: the case of spam in Canada / Ghislain Thibault. -- 5. From universal to conditional risk take-up: welfare-to-work and its impacts on citizenship, agency and trust / Mark A. Schaan. -- 6. Children as risk or children at risk? International law, child soldiers and citizenship: the case of Sierra Leone / Augustine SJ Park.