Dialectic Approach of Risks’ Perception (The Case of Prefecture of Thessaloniki)

  • Iannis Papadimitriou
  • Zissis Papadimitriou
  • George Hadjiconstantinou
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 19)


The paper presents the outcomes of a research that has been done using questionnaires with personal interviews from each of the mayors and presidents of the municipalities and village councils of the prefecture of Thessaloniki1. The objective of the research is the analysis of a system of risks that are probably threatening the prefecture of Thessaloniki as they are percepted by the local government leaders. The primary direction of the research is located in the new and emerging scientific area of «Cyndinics». The goal of the research is not only to reveal the existence or absence of the specific risks; but furthermore, to point out the dialectic relation between them, by determining their causes, their frequency as well as their importance and significance.


Data analysis Risk management Municipality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iannis Papadimitriou
    • 1
  • Zissis Papadimitriou
    • 2
  • George Hadjiconstantinou
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Democritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece

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