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Uncertainty and Insecurity in Europe (UIE), Final Report

Project ID: HPSE-CT-1999-00006
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

The UIE project has generated a large, sophisticate and integrated amount of qualitative and quantitative data. These were collected within a conceptual problematics that addressed contemporary social change and its effects on European societies. Strong emphasis was placed on understanding the sense of instability and insecurity in the "risk society", as well as the causes and consequences these two conditions. The main objective of the project was to research the combined effect of Uncertainty, Insecurity and Complexity (throughout referred to as U, I, and C) on European citizens. It was also important to achieve that objective on a sound methodological foundation that included both the sophisticated integration of qualitative and quantitative data and the representation of societies with different socio-cultural dynamics, inside and outside the definition of 'late modernity'. We are satisfied that we have been able to achieve results that fully correspond to our initial objectives.

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Record Number: 7284 / Last updated on: 2006-04-11
Category: PROJ