Revista Internacional de Sociología, Vol 67, No 1 (2009)

Confianza, incertidumbre y percepción social de las tecnologías avanzadas. Un estudio de caso


https://doi.org/10.3989/ris.2009.i1.126

Rosario Solá
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), España

Ana Prades
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), España

Josep Espluga
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España

Marta Real
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España

Resumen


En este artículo se reflexiona sobre el papel de la confianza en la configuración de las percepciones y respuestas sociales de una población expuesta a una nueva instalación tecnológica, concretamente ante la implantación de un Centro de Investigación sobre la combustión limpia de carbón en un territorio minero del noroeste de España. Para ello, mediante una estrategia metodológica que integra técnicas cuantitativas y cualitativas, se analizan las percepciones ciudadanas en el momento del anuncio de la creación de dicha instalación tecnológica. Los resultados permiten discutir el peso que habitualmente se tiende a otorgar a la confianza en las instituciones gestoras del riesgo en la configuración de las percepciones públicas, así como en la mayor o menor aceptación social de ciertas tecnologías emergentes.

Palabras clave


Centro tecnológico; Gestión del riesgo; Respuestas sociales

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