Risk Society
Code: 227712
ECTS: 3.0
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English level:


All teaching activities in the course will be held on English. This level includes courses with multiple groups (i.e., all teaching will be held strictly in Croatian for Croatian groups, and strictly in English for English groups).

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* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
To acquaint students with the history and development of the concept of risk society and the sociological subdiscipline of sociology of risk.
After completing the course, students will be able to observe and critically analyse and interpret the risks of modern societies.

Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes:
Critically evaluate social processes, relationships, values, phenomena, theories, paradigms and methodological approaches within the basic and applied topics of sociology
Analyse and interpret social phenomena
Interpret professional and scientific contents orally and in writing

Expected learning outcomes at the level of the cours:
Define the basic terminology of sociology of risk
Explain the local and the global context of the contemporary risks
Describe the types of risk in the contemporary world
Use the theoretical presumptions of sociology of risk in the analysis of the contemporary global phenomena
Criticize the risk management policy in the contemporary context
Compare the approaches to the risk in regard to the cultural differences
Propose a strategy of risk management of specific risk phenomena
Evaluate the specific risk management policies.

Course content:
1. Introduction: What is Risk? Covid-19 Pandemic and Risk Society.
2. Waste related risks: Case Study in Croatia
3. Addiction risks - addiction to risks? (example of alcohol consumption)
4. From Fate to Probability: The Birth of Risk
5. The Present/Presence of Uncertainty in the post- metaphysical Era
6. No Future: The Cool Apocalypse and the Culture of Fear
7. Reflexive Modernization Theory
8. Functionalism and Cultural Theory
9. Governmentality Theory
10. Mediatization and its Consequences
11. The Affective Turn: Optical Mediation and Prehending Risks
12. The Logistics of Perception
13. Risk Flows and Actor_Network Theory
14. The Neuropolitics of Risk
15. Essay deadline, final discussion / Course Evaluation
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