Risk Perception Research Literature and Data Review

Katerina Vráblíková, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Prague Graduate School in Comparative Qualitative Analysis 2013
In this new discussion paper series, the Prague SECONOMICS team intends to allow the broader academic community taking part in an on-going discussion about risks and threats as well as trade-offs between them and security. This research focus stems from the fact that until now, social scientists have primarily studied threats and risks through the perspective of social psychology by conducting the so-called “risk assessment” analyses, especially looking at the concept of “risk perception”. This research thus aims to probe these concepts in order to broaden our understanding of the multivariate study of risks and threats in social sciences by adding some context-dependent and temporal aspects. (Prague, November 2012 )