Project

An empirical research about the societal aspects of environmental problems and new technological developments

Duration
01 October 2008 → 01 January 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
Keywords
risk behaviour risk perception environment technology
 
Project description

An empirical reseach about the societal aspects of environmental problems (e.g. global warming) and new technological developments (e.g. nanotechnology). Specific attention is paid to ecological and social determinants of ecological risk perceptions and sustainable actions. A multidisciplinary is developed wherein social-psychological, sociological and cultural anthropological perspectives of risk are integrated.