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The Risk Culture. Case Study In Peri-Urban Areas


  • Violeta FLORIAN

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The capacity of rural communities to get involved in crisis management, to perceive the natural vulnerability mechanisms, the modalities to combine the economic and social systems in the perspective of local strategy design depends on their own territorial status. Their location in the peri- urban area determines their involvement into a system of specific influences and social expression possibilities. The zonal diversity determines the building and consolidation of the peri-urban status, into different sociological matrices. The rural dynamics contributes to shaping the collective identity, on one hand, marking the relations between territories (residential, productive); on the other hand, it reveals the way in which the space became productive territory/territories. The peri-urban communities are autonomous forms, with specific spaces and territories, where modernization developed through innovation changes at economic, social and cultural level; we specify that the change is perceived in reciprocal adjustment terms, in the sense that it takes place at all levels and is not characterized by a descending causality. The rural dynamics followed different trajectories, being the complex result of the interactions between: the agricultural restructuring generated by external factors (agriculture rationalization) and internal factors (agricultural modernization); the rural restructuring induced by external factors (social emancipation) and internal factors (rural modernization).

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  • Violeta FLORIAN, 2015. "The Risk Culture. Case Study In Peri-Urban Areas ," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 12(1), pages 3-26.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:12:y:2015:i:1:p:3-26

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    peri-urban area; risk; risk culture.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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