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Normal accidents: learning how to learn about safety

Justin Keen

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Charles Perrow's Normal Accidents sets out detailed accounts of major accidents in organisations managing complex technologies. It focuses on the near-meltdown of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant ... More


An Envirotechnical Disaster: Negotiating Nature, Technology, and Politics at Fukushima

Sara B. Pritchard

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the power and politics underlying the Fukushima nuclear disaster that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. It argues that Fukushima was an envirotechnical disaster, a result of the ... More


Introduction Framing the Crisis: Accident, Fiasco, or Debacle?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The introductory chapter sets the book up as an intervention in the debate about the financial crisis by engaging in some of the possible conceptualizations of accident. The concepts of accident and ... More


Three Views of “Human Error”

Robert L. Wears and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

in Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The concept of human “error” was central to patient safety’s rise to prominence. Unfortunately healthcare developed a rather limited understanding of “error” from a complex body of work that had been ... More


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