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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

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

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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