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Vom Risiko einer Risikodefinition

The Risk of Defining Risk
  • Fariborz Zelli
Publishing year: 2004
Language: German
Pages: 36-38
Publication/Series: SoWi
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article

Abstract english

German language short article on the 'Risk of Defining Risk', discussing and comparing the pros and cons of different sociological definitions (e.g. by Ulrich Beck and Niklas Luhmann)


  • Political Science
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk Governance
  • Risk management
  • Sociology
  • philosophy of social science


  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete
Fariborz Zelli
E-mail: fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 47 64



Associate professor

Department of Political Science



Fariborz is director of the NAVIGOV project. He received the outstanding Ph.D. thesis award of the University of Tübingen and the award for outstanding teaching performance of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Ongoing research projects

Department of Political Science
Lund University
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