Cross-Cultural Risk Perception: A Survey of Empirical by Ortwin Renn, Bernd Rohrmann

By Ortwin Renn, Bernd Rohrmann

Cross-Cultural danger Perception demonstrates the richness and wealth of theoretical insights and useful details that chance belief reviews can provide to coverage makers, danger specialists, and events. The booklet starts with a longer creation summarizing the cutting-edge in danger belief study and middle problems with cross-cultural comparisons. the most physique of the e-book comprises 4 cross-cultural reports on public attitudes in the direction of possibility in numerous international locations, together with the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, and China. The final bankruptcy severely discusses the most findings from those reports and proposes a framework for realizing and investigating cross-cultural probability notion. ultimately, implications for conversation, law and administration are defined.
the 2 editors, sociologist Ortwin Renn (Center of know-how review, Germany) and psychologist Bernd Rohrmann (University of Melbourne, Australia), were engaged in chance examine for the final 3 many years. They either have written widely in this topic and supplied new empirical and theoretical insights into the growing to be physique of overseas threat belief research.

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The structure shown in this model is gained from analyses with a variety of risk sources and general samples. For specific risks and social groups the result could be quite different. For example, a variable such as 'catastrophic potential' seems to be relevant mainly for risks beyond individual control while 'probability of dying' might be considered for personal voluntary activities; or general value orientations particularly influence judgments of technology-induced risks. , Borcherding et al.

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