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Perception of risk

Perception of risk and (in)security as opposed to a given factual/measurable risk is a common assumption of cultural approaches to security. These argue for example that things such as fear of crime depend on culturally embedded meanings of risk. They are thus seen by cultural approaches more as an indicator of the collective memory of particular events as shaped by political response, media framing etc. than of citizens' actual risk/security beliefs.

References#

  • CPSI Project Deliverable 4.4 - Report on Cultural Issues.
  • Dake, K.: Orienting Dispositions in the Perception of Risk: An Analysis of Contemporary Worldviews and Cultural Biases, in: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 22, no. 1 (1991): 61-82.
  • Slovic, P.: The Perception of Risk. London/Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2000.
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