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South German Institute of Empirical Social Research e.V.

South German Institute of Empirical Social Research e.V.

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Dr. Kerstin Dressel

Contact

Team Leader: Dr. Kerstin Dressel
Orleansstr. 34
München, D-81667, Germany
Contact: Dr. Kerstin Dressel
Tel: +49 89 69372177
Fax: +49 89 12287526
E-mail: kerstin.dressel@sine-institut.de
Institute website: http://www.sine-institut.de

Main area of research

  • Risk perception
  • Risk communication
  • Risk management
  • Science-public interface
  • Science and public policy
  • Dealing with scientific uncertainty

Research Team

  • Researchers: 4

Facilities and Equipment

  • Social scientific expertise on dealing with TSEs
  • Qualitative social scientific methods

Main references

  • Millstone, Erik; Van Zwanenberg, Patrick; Bauer, Martin; Dora, Carlos, Dowler, Elizabeth; Draper, Alizon; Dressel, Kerstin; Gasperoni, Giancarlo; Green, Judith; Koivusalo, Meri; Ollila, Eeva (2006): Improving communication strategies and engaging with public concerns, in: Dora, Carlos (Hrsg.): Health, Hazards and Public Debate. Copenhagen: WHO, pp 263-281.
  • Millstone, Erik; Van Zwanenberg, Patrick; von Alvensleben, Reimar; Dressel, Kerstin; Giglioli, Pier Paolo; Koivusalo, Meri; Ollila, Eeva; Rusanen, Maria; Rusanen, Timo (2006): Evolution and implications of public risk communication strategies on BSE, in: Dora, Carlos (Hrsg.): Health, Hazards and Public Debate. Copenhagen: WHO, pp 228-262.
  • Van Zwanenberg, Patrick; Dressel, Kerstin; Giglioli, Pier Paolo; Koivusalo, Meri; Ollila, Eeva (2006): A chronology of BSE policy in four countries and the European Community, in: Dora, Carlos (Hrsg.): Health, Hazards and Public Debate, Copenhagen: WHO, pp 12-38.
  • Van Zwanenberg, Patrick; Dressel, Kerstin; Giannichedda, Maria Grazia; Koivusalo, Meri; Ollila, Eeva (2006): Surveillance systems: their information and communication practices, in: Dora, Carlos (Hrsg.): Health, Hazards and Public Debate, Copenhagen: WHO, pp 180-227.
  • Dressel, Kerstin (2004): Paradigm Change? Explaining the Nature of the TSE Agent in Germany, in: Seguin, Eve (Hrsg.): Infectious Processes. Knowledge, Discourse and the Politics of Prions, erschienen in der Reihe: Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dressel, Kerstin (2002), BSE - The New Dimension of Uncertainty. The cultural politics of science and decision-making. Berlin: edition sigma.
  • Wynne, Brian; Dressel, Kerstin (2001): Cultures of Uncertainty. Transboundary Risks and BSE in Europe, in: Joanne Linneroth-Bayer, Ragnar Loefstedt, Gunnar Sjoestedt (Hrsg.): Transboundary Risk Management. From Iganalina to BSE. London: Earthscan, S. 126-154.
  • Dressel, Kerstin (2001): Systemic Risks: A New Challenge for Risk Management - the Case of BSE. Contribution to the OECD International Futures Project on Emerging Systemic Risks. Paris: OECD.

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