Elite Risk Perceptions

  title={Elite Risk Perceptions},
  author={Catherine Wong},
This chapter presents an insider view of how the nuclear elite thinks about risk. In unpacking their underlying rationales for developing nuclear energy, the risk perception of India’s nuclear elite is reconstructed around three core narratives of the growth imperative; technological nationalism; and faith in systems and technology. Each of these was further supported by a larger web of ideologies, histories and material realities that together served to amplify certain risks and attenuate… Expand