SOCIAL CHANGES AND LEVELS OF ONTOLOGICAL INSECURITY OR SENSES OF RISKS

Baris Cagirkan
2016 IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences  
Historically, risks are the part of people"s life; however, the levels and the threats of risks have been changed through the history. Technological improvements and globalisation make more simplistic and easier human"s everyday life in some ways, but they have such a remarkable effect on the levels of ontological insecurity and senses of risks. The risks and ontological insecurity have been changed throughout the history. In premodern times, risks were natural disasters, wild animals, heavy
more » ... d animals, heavy weather conditions, such as heavy snow and rain. However, people are facing different, more influential, more vital risks due to the technological improvements, communication tools, globalisation, Americanization. These risks, which we are facing today, can be classified into four different primary groups; such as Economic, Societal, Environmental, Technological, Geopolitical risks. In this paper, societal risks are the main discussion subjects.
doi:10.18769/ijasos.83145 fatcat:gyrzch7tcjghzgbpksbejumrf4