Environmental awareness of local political decision makers


Type Habilitation Project

Duration Sept. 1, 1994 - May 31, 2001

  • Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung (Mikl-Horke) AE (Former organization)
  • General Sociology and Economic Sociology AE (Former organization)
  • Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung (Titscher) AE (Former organization)

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  • Reiger, Horst (Details) Project Head
 

Abstract (German)

Wissensstrukturen, Interpretationsmuster, Einstellungstypen sowie emotionale und kognitive Be- und Verarbeitungsmuster ökologischer Problematiken von Bürgermeistern stehen im Zentrum des wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisinteresses; dabei wurden 3 Lebensweltbereiche unterschieden: beruflich, privat und allgemeine Einschätzungen und Zukunftsentwicklungen. <br>Qualitatives Forschungsdesign, 17 Bürgermeister - mittels offener Tiefeninterviews anhand eines Leitfadens - bilden die Stichprobe.


Abstract (English)

Knowledege structures, patterns of interpretation, adjustment types as well as emotional and cognitive processing of ecological problems of mayors are in the center of the scientific interest. 3 environment areas were
differentiated: vocationally, privately and general estimates and future developments.
Qualitative research design, 17 mayors - by means of open depth interviews on the basis of a manual - form the sample.

Publications

Classification

  • 5425 Environmental sociology (Details)

Expertise

  • Lower Austria
  • Burgenland
  • political elite
  • ecology
  • environmental awareness