Comparative Perspectives on Risk

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

The comparison of risk perceptions and reactions is central to social perspectives on risk and uncertainty, allowing us to consider the different influences shaping responses as well as underlying social processes. 
The cultural approach to risk is particularly relevant here, but other perspectives are also useful. We particularly welcome papers taking a national comparative perspective, such as comparing how similar hazards are responded to in different societies. This interesting area remains undeveloped notwithstanding recent work such as considering individualization and other developments in China. As well as empirical case studies, we want to ask how we might legitimately compare responses, establish whether we can identify a national type of response to risks and how this can be understood in the context of globalization.
Session Organizer:
Adam BURGESS, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Adam BURGESS, University of Kent, United Kingdom
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