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This course provides an introduction to the social and organizational features of risk and risk management as a core course in the Master of Risk Management degree program.
The course examines the social features and institutional role of risk in developing the cultural and normative expectations of people in advanced societies. It applies a social science approach to risk, in seeking to develop an understanding of the organisational and people aspects of risk and uncertainty in society. It particularly addresses, the institutional arrangements and management systems that emerge to address risk and uncertainty in their socio-political and normative contexts.
The issues of, organisational arrangements, cultural, knowledge, and behavioural features of accidents and risks are examined. The course covers organisational and workplace systems, particularly in managing health and safety as key themes, as well as institutions, governance systems, regulatory principles, organisation features, management systems, and people’s activities in social and work contexts that centre on risk.