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Undoubtedly, the concept of risk is one of the main theoretical tools available to contemporary sociology to account for the dynamics of modern society. Among the authors devoted to think of risk from a theoretical point of view, Ulrich Beck and Niklas Luhmann stand out. This paper [...]

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This study discusses high-carbon characteristics, the unsustainability of Chinas development, and the fact that China needs to transform its development mode. Chinas low-carbon transition must include industry structure adjustment, energy saving and efficiency increases, energy structure [...]

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In this paper, a new methodology is described to evaluate the effect of open air explosions on equivalent structures to the facades of buildings. The structural damage is defined by vulnerability surfaces that are a function of the explosion magnitude, the distance to the structure [...]

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In recent decades, after several crises, the communication of risk has acquired special importance for those responsible for food safety. Public distrust has led the EU to base their communications strategy on scientific information. In spite of the institutionalization and professionalization [...]

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Project risk evaluation complexity demands modern information systems that increase objectivity and are more visual, intuitive, and flexible. Thousands of construction projects have been analyzed to define a risk system that fulfills these requirements and uses a new kind of risk [...]

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21st century science has recruited amateurs and aficionados as a workforce to undertake large projects. Citizen science shows a large variety of models that can produce knowledge. Citizen science supposedly represents a democratic shift and as a result experts and expertise have been [...]

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The paper presents the results of the application of the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) to the analysis of landslides in reservoirs. This is a complex phenomenon, because of the interaction between the landslide, the still water in the reservoir and the dam. PFEM combines a [...]

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To study the vulnerability of the natural gas pipeline infrastructure in a region of Argentina, the characterization of gas pipelines from the province of Córdoba is carried out in this work. For this purpose, parameters and value intervals that delimit the vulnerability [...]

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The system of indicators described in this monograph has been the main objective of the operation ATN / JF-7907-RG of the IDB, coordinated by the Instituto de  Environmental Studies, IDEA, of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Manizales, within the regional program [...]