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Čaldarović, Ognjen. (1994). Risks and Social Context. Socijalna ekologija, 3(1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1330-0113

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The study is trying to define the terms: risks and hazards. Special attention is given to technological risks and their sociological dimensions. The conclusion points to the fact that these, on first sight simple and self-explaining terms, are used in different meanings depending on the contexts and conditions. the facts that the risks could be independently chosen or forced on, short-term or long-term, acceptable or unacceptable are emphasized. It is also shown that the risks could be defined as socially constructed facts or as objective phenomena, as well as that the methods of quantification could be used or simply the understanding of their qualitative and value dimensions. Final paragraphs point to the narrowing of the dimensions of risk and the need to get acquainted with the details as the modern life in its many dimensions amounts only to the life within limits of the so-called civilization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: catastrophe; experts; hazard; laymen; public; risk; social construction of risk
Subjects: Information sciences
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 09:45

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