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I was wondering whether anyone might happen to be familiar with the
literature on social networks and the management of risk. In particular
I'm interested in questions as the following:
* Are there any structural/relational (or relationship-based) models
concerning processes of governance, social learning and the resource
mobilization for the management of risk and uncertainty and thereby the
re-production of social resilience?
* Are there any relational approaches on risk (based on social networks,
social learning and self-organized adaptive processes) in which the
harnessing of risk is conceived as a rational strategy that actors
develop in order to transform unmanageable contingencies into manageable
* What is the effect of perceptions of risk on social relations in which
they are embedded? Does this (effect) enhance or undermine trust and
* Finally, what are the contexts of the corresponding decision-making
processes with regards to risk (relationally embedded)?
I would greatly appreciate any bibliographical suggestions and information
about persons/institutions working on this area.
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