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Risk in Modern Society

Risk has become one of the defining features of modern society. Almost daily, we are preoccupied with assessing, discussing, or preventing a wide variety of risks. It is a cornerstone notion for businesses and organizations, but also for nation states and their many levels of government. And even for individuals, risk and the avoidance or embracing thereof, is a key theme. The course Risk in Modern Society sheds light on the broad concept of risk. In five distinctive weeks, this course closely examines various types of safety and security risks, and how these are perceived and dealt with in a wide array of professional and academic fields, ranging from criminology, counter-terrorism and cyber security, to philosophy, safety and medical science. Developed in collaboration with scholars from three universities (Leiden, Delft and Erasmus), this course will search for answers to questions such as: “what is risk?”, “how do we study and deal with risk?”, “does ‘perceived risk’ correspond to 'real' risk?”, and “how should we deal with societal perceptions of risk, safety and security?

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Rating 4.6 based on 26 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Mar 8 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden, LDE Centre for Safety and Security via Coursera
Instructors Bibi van den Berg, Jim van Steenbergen, Genserik Reniers, Pieter van Gelder, Margreet Vos, Sabine Roeser, Marieke Liem, Edwin Bakker
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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Rating 4.6 based on 26 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Mar 8 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden, LDE Centre for Safety and Security via Coursera
Instructors Bibi van den Berg, Jim van Steenbergen, Genserik Reniers, Pieter van Gelder, Margreet Vos, Sabine Roeser, Marieke Liem, Edwin Bakker
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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