From public perception of risk to cultural theory of technology

Wynne B (1985). From public perception of risk to cultural theory of technology. In: Environmental Impact Assessment, Technology Assessment, and Risk Analysis. Eds. Covello, V.T., Mumpower, J.L., Stallen, P.J.M. & Uppuluri, V.R.R., NATO ASI Series (4). pp. 849-873 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-70634-9 DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-70634-9_31.

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Abstract

Among the various approaches to analyzing people’s attitudes to risks, technologies, and their managing institutions, one can see two fundamentally different metaphysics from which nearly all approaches originate. By metaphysics I mean a closed loop—a cosmology—of taken-for-granted views of human nature, social interaction, public life, rationality, values, and ways of observing which confirm our founding assumptions and faiths.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 13:41
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12122

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