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Efficient Information as a Prerequisite for   Confronting Risks and Dangers: Major Sociological Considerations


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Čaldarović, Ognjen. (2005). Efficient Information as a Prerequisite for   Confronting Risks and Dangers: Major Sociological Considerations. Socijalna ekologija, 14(4). pp. 353-376. ISSN 1330-0113

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In this article major sociological elements relevant for efficient and reliable information system in the case of dangerous situations are discussed. Due to the fact that in contemporary world the number, types, and intensity of risks and dangers increase almost on a daily basis, a reliable and elaborated system of early information on dangers, risks and hazards is becoming more and more important. Due to that fact, in the article special attention is given to two potential scenarios, or two potential information social situations: one in which no danger is registered, and one in which a danger exists. For each of these two situations, methods, ways, forms and other major features of an efficient and elaborated information system that is dependent on the actual emergency situation is elaborated and discussed. An especially important element of early information on hazards and dangers represents the major decision that should be made: when, how and with which information techniques to start informing the general public about (potential) dangers and risks of one technological installation when it is perfectly functioning with no registered problems? This early information and preparedness for potential dangers is necessary, but in many societies, especially in the transition ones, that could also represent a risk to stimulate ideas and feelings of suspicion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information; public; hazards; risks
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 11:26
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 11:26

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