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  • Enterprise & Risk Forum The Risk Forum was established in 2004 at the London School of Economics in order to bring together individuals and their organisations to provide a transdisciplinary community of interest in “risk”. Now it is operating as an independent organisation, still based in London and in fact still working with academics at LSE.

  • The Society for Risk Analysis and Society for Risk Analysis Europe are multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international societies which provide an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterisation, risk communications, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organisations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.

  • The research network of the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (SoRU) as part of the European Sociological Association (ESA) was recently founded in order to support and trigger theoretical and empirical developments in (trans-) national research on risk and uncertainty. The research network goes beyond the traditional approaches on risk perception, risk communication and sociology of catastrophes with a societal perspective referring to sociological traditions of cultural theory (Douglas, Tulloch/Lupton), risk society and reflexive modernization (Beck, Giddens), governmentality (Foucault, Ewald), systems theory (Luhmann, Japp) and edgework (Lyng).

  • BSA Risk & Society Study Group This study group aim to provide a forum in which the diverse range of academics working in the field of risk research might work together at mapping out the conceptual boundaries and empirical reality of our current ‘risk society’. It is concerned with the development and promotion of a distinctively sociological perspective on risk.

  • Thematic group (TG04) on the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

  • Riskworld is a comprehensive collection of risk-related news, events, societies, etc.

  • International Association for Research in Economic Psychology Founded in 1982, the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) is the natural meeting point for all those interested in the areas where psychology and economics intersect.

  • The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is an international, inter-disciplinary organisation with members in over 50 countries on five continents. As an emerging meta-discipline, socio-economics begins with the assumption that economics is not a self-contained system, but is embedded in society, polity, and culture.
    Socio-economics further assumes that individual choices are shaped by values, emotions, social bonds, and moral judgments rather than by narrow self-interest. There is no prior assumption that people act rationally or that they only pursue self-interest or pleasure.

  • Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy RC19 of the International Sociological Association (ISA). It promotes theoretically grounded empirical research on: the sources and character of social problems; the planning and administration of social programs; and more generally, public policies and intervention strategies aimed at alleviating social problems and influencing the society in that regard.

  • Research Committee on Sociology of Disasters RC39 of the International Sociological Association (ISA). It was established in 1986 to provide a forum where academics and practitioners can share information about all aspects of disasters.

  • Risk perception & assessment in design an e.p.s.r.c network. The point of the network is to get people who are interested in technical risk assessment together with people interested in human risk perception.

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