Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society

3-6 September 2007 Please find session-streams and papers below.

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Governing the Risk Society

Franz Seifert: National recalcitrance and scientific risk-assessment. The case of Austria’s GMO-policy.

J.D. Wulfhorst:Fighting Risk, Breeding Uncertainty: The Future of Nuclear Power in Europe vs. the United States.

Nina Baur: Risk Production on Food Markets. The Case of the German Yoghurt Market.

Jean-Noël Jouzel: Can Occupational Risk Enter the Risk Society? The Case of the Glycol Ethers Controversy in France.

Marian Burchardt: Managing Uncertainty through Solidarity? HIV/AIDS and the Organization of Support in South Africa.

Mathilde Gralepois: Local risk management in town intercommunity council: Structuring intersector public policies in France.

Jyri Liukko: Life insurance and solidarity. Sharing of risk and responsibility in the promotion of life insurance in Finland 1945 -1990.

José Manuel Mendes: Risk, Citizenship, and the Role of the State in a Globalised World.

Peter Taylor-Gooby: Welfare State Reforms and the Governance of Social Risks.

Sytze F. Kingma: The paradox of control in high-risk gambling organizations.

Henry Rothstein & Michael Huber: The Institutional Origins of Risk.

Wendy Mitchell & Caroline Glendinning: Risk, risk management and adult social care: new policies, new risks and identifying gaps in the evidence base and the potential of recent Government guidance.

Christian Bröer: Policy Annoyance, How policy discourses shape the perception of aircraft noise.

Clementina Marques Cardoso: Citizenship formation, public management of risks and the welfare system: the outbreak of bird flu, government responses and Portuguese citizens working in the UK.

Risk perception

Jiri Burianek: Fear of Crime As a “Normalisation” of Risks: A Czech Experience. ppt_Icon_small.jpg

Aiste Balzekiene: Lay – expert nuclear risk perceptions: the case of Lithuania.

Frederic Vandermoere: Determinants of hazard perception, risk perception and risk tolerance by residents ‘exposed to’ soil pollution. The role of sustainability and the limits of expert-knowledge.

Risk Discourses and the Media

Sergi Fábregues Feijóo, Anna GarciaHom & Rachel Palmén: Risk Discourses and The Media: Framing Risk in the Case of Mobile Phone Infrastructure in Spain.

Anika Oettler: Print Media and the Construction of Violent Realities in Central America

Daniel Lord: A “Risky” Diagnosis: Unmasking the Rhetoric of the “Peak Oil” Thesis

Risk, Uncertainty and Social Inequalities

Aaron Doyle: Four Ironies of Insurance and Social Inequality.

Susanna Öhman: Risk Perception and Risk Behaviour: The Impact of Gender and Sexual Orientation and the Mediating Role of Values and Experiences of Vulnerability

Jörgen Sparf: Personal immobility in crises – the effect of social resources

Heikki Huilaja: Education as a risk management tool for individuals in the transitional labour markets

Voluntary Risk Taking

Susan Batchelor: ‘Daein it fer the buzz’? The multiple motives and meanings of young women’s risk taking.

Lara Killick: “What choice do I have, sport is physical, injuries are going to happen”: Exploring young people’s experience of sports-related risk, pain and injury at secondary school.

Aaron Doyle & Kevin Walby: ‘Battling the Body’: Risk, Edgework, Masculinities and Tree-Planting in Canada.

Andrea Carocci: Risk and reflexivity. From denial to the perception of a cultural problem.

Atte Oksanen: Atrocity Exhibition: Industrial Music and Politics of Shock and Risk.

Ellie Reynolds: Beyond the limits: transcending the social construction of risk.

Tim Harries: “Flooding? Cool! What fun!” – Voluntary risk-taking and natural hazard mitigation.

Allen Abramson: Rock, Risk and Epic: Climbing and the Production of Serious Being.

Health, Risk and European Societies

Lai Fong Chiu: The understanding of risk representation, and the perceptions of professionals, and lay groups on cancer and cancer screening.

Felismina Mendes: The daily management of an unwelcome inheritance.

Nanna Mik-Meyer: Managing ‘risk’ identities – Overweight and fatness in present Western society.

Antje Gimmler & Lisbeth B. Knudsen: Breast Cancer Risk-Discourse – The Problematic Alliance of Epidemiological Studies and Public Perception of Breast Cancer Risk.

Chad Briggs: Vulnerable populations and environmental health risk in post-conflict societies.

Biography, Risk and Uncertainty

Erika Alleweldt: Friendships of young women in the risk society – consequences of modern societal living requirements.

Helga Pelizäus-Hoffmeister: The Importance of Social Networks for Biographical Certainty.

Victoria Semenova: Coping with risks in risk society’ through biographical research in Russia.

Chantal Magnin: Individual coping with risks of precarious employment in Switzerland.ppt_Icon_small.jpg

Herwig Reiter:Biographical uncertainty in the transition to working life among young people in post-Soviet Lithuania. ppt_Icon_small.jpg

Robert Miller: ‘Matriarchy’ as a Means of Coping with the Risk of Sexual and Political Violence.

Jens O. Zinn: The biographical management of risk and uncertainty – British veterans.

Tatiana Safonova & István Sántha:The Biography of a Buryat Shaman: Risks as Resources of Reputation for Authority among Hunters.

Peter Simmons, Nick Pidgeon & Karen Henwood: Nuclear narratives: risk, biography and place.

Lesley Murray: The negotiation of the risk landscapes on the way to school.

Terrorism, Risk and Uncertainty

Gabe Mythen: Postmodern Terrorism and the ‘What if?’ Question: The Risks of Regulating the Hypothetical.

Derek McGhee: Sledgehammer? An exploration of the British Raison d’état Post 7/7

Theorizing Risk and Uncertainty

Catalin Zamfir: A Few Hypotheses about Decision under Uncertainty.

Helena Jeronimo: Trust, Uncertainties and Scientific Expertise.

Magne Aarset & Johannes Brinkmann: Truly interdisciplinary risk and insurance research.

Ole Andreas Brekke & Thorvald Sirnes: The new Insecurity – ‘Risk Society’ or ‘State of Exception’?

Irina Sosunova & Konstantin Manolache: Social-ecological conflicts as a factor of risk in Post-Soviet area (on example of Russia and Moldova).