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The genesis of the risk phenomenon: Research narratives

Konako D. N., Saratov State University

Introduction. The article considers the multidimensional research of the phenomenon of risk and the associated categories both of riskgenerating situations and safety from the standpoint of social riskology. Theoretical analysis. The economic researches of the risk phenomenon are widespread. They are considered by most authors as a consequence of the market mechanism. The dynamism of modern society has actualized the systematic approach to the analysis of the society`s risk potential from the social philosophic point. The social philosophic research of risk as a source of opportunities, situational nature, the construction of life strategies and social practices has opened up new research opportunities for the synthesis of theory and empirical methods of social management in a risk society. Constructivist and realistic approaches were developed in social riskology at the end of the ХХ century. The key positions in the works of E. Giddens, N. Luhmann, W. Beck coincide with the economists` recognition of the important role of production and market structures as a source of modern risk. At the same time, scientists have expanded the research field of riskology, having substantiated the globalization`s principles. This approach verifies risk as an integral factor of the social dynamics of modern society. Conclusion. The socio-philosophical understanding of the phenomenon of risk has been actualized during the pandemic, which influenced the transformation of the value scale of globalization through the prism of the category of safety from the social riskology`s standpoint.

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