Risk Perception, Communication, and Community Relations
29 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2010
Date Written: 1994
Over the past two decades one of the most dramatic phenomenon on the social scene has been the rise of broad, public involvement in decision making about complex technologies, including those that protect society from natural hazards such as floods. Spawned by national legislation that required proponents to assess the environmental impacts of their proposed projects, public involvement in regulation of technology, including siting decisions, has become a pandemic feature of modern risk management.
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