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The paradox of trust: perceived risk and public compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore
Abstract Public trust in the authorities has been recognised in risk research as a crucial component of effective and efficient risk management. But in a pandemic, where the primary responsibility ofExpand
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The significance of meaning. Why IPBES needs the social sciences and humanities
The term “biodiversity” is often used to describe phenomena of nature, which can be studied without a reference to the socially constructed, evaluative, or indeed normative contexts. In our paper, weExpand
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The Developmental State in Ecological Modernization and the Politics of Environmental Framings: The Case of Singapore and Implications for East Asia
In East Asia, climate change as a policy concern has been a late developer. The last decade, however, has seen the mainstreaming of environmental issues in core policy circles, but in the form ofExpand
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Organisational risk perception and transformations in India’s nuclear establishment
The discourse on nuclear power and risk has shifted over the last few decades from security concerns emanating from nuclear weapons to threats to public safety in the event of industrial nuclearExpand
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Responses to Air Pollution Based on Historical and Current Policies in the EU and ASEAN
This review paper focuses on an important new question: how can climate change affect maritime and other cities of Southeast Asia, and what challenges and possible responses can be identified basedExpand
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The Mutable Nature of Risk and Acceptability: A Hybrid Risk Governance Framework.
  • Catherine Wong
  • Business, Medicine
  • Risk analysis : an official publication of the…
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This article focuses on the fluid nature of risk problems and the challenges it presents to establishing acceptability in risk governance. It introduces an actor-network theory (ANT) perspective as aExpand
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Sociology, risk and the environment: a material-semiotic approach
Abstract Sociology has made significant contributions to the conceptualisation of risk and critique of technical risk analysis. It has, however, unintentionally reinforced the division of labourExpand
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Assembling Interdisciplinary Energy Research through an Actor Network Theory (ANT) frame
Much has been achieved over the last decade to highlight the need for energy research to look beyond the technical dimensions of energy systems to include the social elements of energy consumptionExpand
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Risk, sustainability and time: sociological perspectives
[Extract] Sustainability is an inherently temporal concept. It is as much about the tempo of social and environmental change and the rights of future generations as it is about the magnitude ofExpand
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Conflicting Temporalities of Social and Environmental Change
This chapter explores how time and temporality—that is, the rhythms and tempos of social and environmental change—have been considered in social theory before going on to explore the conceptualExpand
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