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Luna Azul

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RAMIREZ, Omar Javier. TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS: CONCEPTUAL NOTES FOR THE DEFINITION, CHARACTERIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF STUDY PERSPECTIVES REGARDING TECHNOLOGICAL RISKS. Luna Azul [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.82-94. ISSN 1909-2474.

From the perspective of nNatural and sSocial sSciences, the study of the concept of "risk" concept has been traditionally linked to the potential threats and impacts generated by multiple events of natural origin. However, a field of analysis associated with the introduction and development of technological events (chemical industry, telecommunications, energetic and food sources, even the weapons scenario) has emerged in the last few years. This has provided important elements of analysis elements to think about the complex relation between society and environment in at a time where the techno-scientific progress represents the rise of a "risk society". Thus, the notion of technological risk gains relevance for contemporary analysis, and for this reason it is necessary to delve into its meaning, acknowledge the multiple conceptual proposals that it has created,put forward in this regard and characterize the academic perspectives that can be used from which to advance in theits study. of the mentioned subject. The present article approaches these issues.

Keywords : Technological risks; risk society; technology; science; society and environment.

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