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START-UP grant

Individual and organizational decision-making in environmental risk reduction.determinants, motivations and efficiency
Project Id16-02521S
Main solverprof. RNDr. Tadeusz Siwek, CSc.
Period1/2016 - 12/2018
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationThe environmental hazards have struck societies with considerable intensity and recurrence and their impacts are relative to the resilience of the society concerned. The effective ways to reduce environmental risk are related to social action and learning at different institutional levels and efficient risk reduction must be based on balance between individual and institutional approaches through participantion and gevernance. Nevertheless, current writing frequently reduces the two-way nature of the participation process and it only partly analyses individual action as a formative component of institutional frameworks, which is even more distinct in Central-Eastern European context. In this project, we use the multilevel approach to analyse the determinants and mechanisms of how do individuals and institutions learn to reduce both the natural and technological environmental risks, and to identify and explain the mechanism, through which progress gained by individuals influences the institutional frameworks and organizational response to risk processes and vice versa.