Theorizing Risk and Uncertainty

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Risk has become a common issue in everyday life and expert debate while some scholars have already started questioning the usefulness of the concept for describing recent societal developments. 
This session invites papers which aim to advance conceptual work on risk, uncertainty and related concepts such as social resilience or sustainable decision-making. The session will also discuss recent developments in risk theorizing in more general terms regarding the limits of common approaches and further contributions to advance theorizing.
Session Organizer:
Sarah MOORE, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Sarah MOORE, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Towards a (Modern) Historical Risk Perspective
Adam BURGESS, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Sociological Reactions to Uncertainty: Comparing the Political Projects of Risk Society and Actor-Network Theory
Rony BLANK-GOMEL, McGill University, Canada; Nadav EVEN CHOREV, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Arbitrage, Uncertainty and the New Ethos of Capitalism
Philip MELLOR, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Chris SHILLING, University of Kent, United Kingdom