2018 SRA-Benelux Conference “Change in Risk – Risk in Change”: Call for Papers

Our world is changing at a rapid pace and we are changing with it. New and emerging technologies, enhance, disturb, or transform existing societies, markets, and networks, as do organizational shifts and innovations designed to meet societal or environmental needs. Furthermore, the national and international political landscapes are undergoing profound changes as the balance of power is shifting in several directions. Existing conventions and policies are unable to address these problems and may even exacerbate the risks these changes pose. These trends profoundly affect the social, economic, environmental, and cultural outlooks of societies and individuals alike, creating momentous opportunities for change, as well as challenges, and risks. They evoke questions for risk analysis, policy, and management in the following ways:

  • What kinds of risk do contemporary societies confront? What is new or different about these risks and which approaches are best suited to tackle them?
  • Which practices, problems, and people contribute to the shaping of risk and change management? Can change and risks be governed in socially responsible ways?
  • How are risk and change understood, performed, or framed? Is risk best understood as a physical attribute or as a social construction, or both?
  • How is risk analysis adapting, responding, being extended or “innovated,” in view of technological, economic, and social changes and disruptions?

This conference invites papers that engage with these interconnected processes of change in risk and risk in change, as institutions, norms, and practices, are reconfigured, dissolved, or transformed in manifold ways – including the fields of risk analysis, management, and policy (SRA 2015). Theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on the above topics are welcomed.

Abstracts for individual presentations and symposia that are not restricted to this year’s focal theme but are well within the scope of the SRA-E-BeNeLux’s research agenda, will also be considered. Potential topics include: risks to human health and the environment, digital risks and security, risk perception and communication, risk ethics, risks and regulation, and risk literacy and education.

References:

SRA (Society for Risk Analysis), “Risk Analysis Foundations.” May 7, 2015;

http://sra.org/sites/default/files/pdf/FoundationsMay7-2015-sent-x.pdf

 

Conference date: 26 March 2018
Location: Lakehouse SCK-CEN, Mol, Belgium

Procedure: 

SRA-E-Benelux welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations. Abstracts (maximum 250 words) must include a title, the names and affiliations of all authors (presenting author underlined), and maximum five keywords. The abstract should be sent to srae_benelux_2018@SCKCEN.BE.

The deadline for submissions is 17 November 2017.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the SRA Conference Review Board. Acceptance notifications will be sent by early February 2018.

Click here to go to the conference website.

Author: B.STS

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