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Risks and Public: Information on Hazards and Personal Reactions to Hazardous Situations


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Čaldarović, Ognjen. (1995). Risks and Public: Information on Hazards and Personal Reactions to Hazardous Situations. Socijalna ekologija, 4(2-3). pp. 191-204. ISSN 1330-0113

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The paper discusses two dimensions related to the risk objects and installations. The first one - confidence in the sources of information - shows that respondents express their greatest confidence in the sources of information that are of more independent, local and international type. Quite opposite to that, there is much less confidence displayed regarding those information sources that are centralised, nationalised, or global. At the same time, political dimension intervenes in the estimation of confidence in the information sources- the respondents indicate reduced confidence in the information resources of the ruling political party. The second dimension that is being examined by this research considers personal reactions in hazardous situations. Research results indicate, with tolerance regarding the fact that situations are extreme hypothetic, that personal reactions to hazardous situations are "breaking up" throughout the dimension of personal or social benefits. But, except the estimation of personal or societal advantage, the respondents expressed the reactions of desertion i.e. "putting up with fate".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hazards; information; personal reactions to hazards; public; risk
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 10:03

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