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Brian H MacGillivray & Nick F Pidgeon

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Chapter 23: Introduction to Part Five: Risk and Rationality: The ‘Frame Problem’ Revisited, from the Laboratory to the Public Sphere

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Introduction to Part Five: Risk and Rationality: The ‘Frame Problem’ Revisited, from the Laboratory to the Public Sphere
Introduction to Part Five: Risk and Rationality: The ‘Frame Problem’ Revisited, from the Laboratory to the Public Sphere
Brian H MacGillivrayNick F Pidgeon
Introduction

Risk is increasingly central to a variety of academic disciplines and spheres of public and political life – it is arguably the main lens through which scientists, policy-makers and publics characterise and debate environmental and public health problems ranging from climate change to food security to biodiversity loss. The field of risk research has long been concerned with how experts and laypeople evaluate environmental dangers and potential responses; the role of value judgements, interests and moral commitments in this; and how lay knowledge, expertise, stakeholder ...

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