Call for paper per la sessione EUGEO 2021: “Environmental risk mitigation and territorial governance. Analysis of the possible trajectories and practices in the different contexts of the European scenario”

Vittorio Amato condivide la call for paper per

Environmental risk mitigation and territorial governance. Analysis of the possible trajectories and practices in the different contexts of the European scenario

Sessione del Congresso EUGEO di Praga 2021.

Di seguito il messaggio pervenuto:

Environmental risk mitigation and territorial governance. Analysis of the possible trajectories and practices in the different contexts of the European scenario https://on-line-form.eu/eugeo2021/abstracts/index.php?coo=1

Organizers: Vittorio Amato (Political Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy), Daniela La Foresta (Political Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy), Lucia Simonetti (Political Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy), Stefano De Falco (Political Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy)

Territorial development is a complex issue, and has seen the contributions of many scholars and analysts. The disciplines interested in the subject are the most diverse, from economics to social sciences, passing through geography. The latter focuses on the territory, understood as a reality controlled and modified by society and as the result of the interconnected work of the social actors and the natural and cultural resources involved.

In this perspective, endogenous factors are decisive in a local growth process. With a view to elaborating appropriate recommendations for the promotion and management of a shared and cohesive territorial development centered on innovative organizational systems, this session aims to promote complementary and very cross-cutting contributions that highlight the connections between innovation and development of the territory, in particular those factors that make a territory potentially innovative and able to pursue a shared local development based on endogenous components.

Particular emphasis is placed, within the framework of the topics to be discussed in the session, on the issue of perception of environmental risk, especially in relation to land uses and infrastructures which, although crucial for growth and innovation, with their potential impacts on environment, health and the use of common resources can generate concern and fear in local communities.

In most cases, this derives from an altered perception of risk, determined by a series of cultural and political factors. This means that the perception of a risk is never univocal and almost never corresponds to its real entity. Although originating from an alteration of perceptual processes, this factor has an impact on the dynamics of innovation and territorial development.

Therefore, the objectives of the session are recognizable in the in-depth synthesis of the different possibilities of combining environmental risk with the particular propensities of territorial governance, which can be associated, in the European context, both with mutually homogeneous scenarios and, vice versa, with scenarios that are politically and culturally distant from each other.

Keywords: Environmental risk, NIMBY syndrome, Territorial development, Risk perception

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