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British Risk Research
International Risk Research
Other Risk Resources
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).
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
Riskworld is a comprehensive
collection of risk-related news, events, societies, etc.
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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