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Harmful societiesUnderstanding social harm$
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Simon A. Pemberton

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427946

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427946.001.0001

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Harm reduction regimes and the production of physical harm

Harm reduction regimes and the production of physical harm

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(p.81) Four Harm reduction regimes and the production of physical harm
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Harmful societies
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Simon Pemberton

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427946.003.0004

This chapter examines the performance of the selected nation states and the regime types in relation to a number of physical harms: homicide, suicide, infant mortality, obesity and road traffic injuries. The chapter reveals the features of societies that serve to protect against these harms – in particular, the extent to which different societies disrupt, as a result of welfare systems, regulation or broader social relations, the impulses of capitalism to commodify human life.

Keywords:   homicide, suicide, infant mortality, obesity, road traffic injuries

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