KIRAS Security Research

2009

Sicherheitstypologie

To understand, analyse, describe, stabilise perceived security and to reduce social inequality within this field, it is necessary to use a complex and multidimensional security-concept like it is utilized within the research program KIRAS

To understand, analyse, describe, stabilise perceived security and to reduce social inequality within this field, it is necessary to use a complex and multidimensional security-concept like it is utilized within the research program KIRAS. Based on this broad KIRAS-security-concept a typology of the Austrian population was created (5 security types).

The five security types are:

(1)  People with a strong sense of security (21%)

(2)  People with higher sense of security (32%)

(3)  People with high fear of crime (17%)

(4)  People with extensive fear of social decline (21%)

(5)  People with strong global uncertainty (8%)

The components of perceived security (social, economic, ecological, internal security etc.) were integrated and related on the basis of quantitative and qualitative research with a multidimensional approach. To use and disseminate the knowledge of the research a set of indicators was developed which allows other scientists to use them in their empirical studies. A compendium shows the results in an understandable way and explains how you can integrate the security types into your own study.

Project leader:
Institut für empirische Sozialforschung (IFES) GmbH

Contact:
MMag. Dr. Reinhard Raml
Institut für empirische Sozialforschung (IFES) GmbH
Teinfaltstraße 8
1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1/546 70 321
Fax: +43 1/546 70 312
E-Mail: reinhard.raml@ifes.at
Web: www.ifes.at

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