Journal of Risk Research
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Published on Apr 3, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Hung-Chih Hung6
Estimated H-index: 6
(NTPU: National Taipei University),
Yu-Ting Lu (NTPU: National Taipei University), Chih-Hsuan Hung (NTPU: National Taipei University)
AbstractA growing number of studies focus on improving the understanding of how the households’ adaptations can be encouraged in the process of coastal hazards and risk management. Particularly, this process is undergoing a major paradigm shift as it moves from an approach dominated by policy-based adaptation to another one in which community-based resilience building is favored. Thus, this article aims to apply a resilience approach to improve the knowledge about how public measures influence p...
Published on Apr 26, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Michael F. Mills (UKC: University of Kent)
This article examines the collapse-based thinking energising ‘doomsday’ prepping: a growing American phenomenon centred on storing food, water and weapons for the purpose of surviving disasters. Existing understandings of prepping indicate that its practitioners are driven to prepare by peculiar and delusional certainty that apocalyptic collapse will occur in the near future. This view, however, has not yet been tested by empirical research. This article draws on ethnography with 39 preppers in ...
Published on Apr 16, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Yu Pan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications),
Yu Pan (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)+ 4 AuthorsHengyi Rao (SISU: Shanghai International Studies University)
AbstractPrevious studies have consistently indicated the important role of emotional experience in decision-making. While both active and passive decision-making coexist in our daily lives, whether and how active and passive decision-making induce different emotional experience remains unclear. In the present research we conduct three studies to examine differences in emotional experience associated with active and passive decisions at multiple levels. First, at the individual level, using both ...
Published on May 18, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Bethany Saxon (TU: Temple University), Sarah Bauerle Bass11
Estimated H-index: 11
(TU: Temple University)
+ 1 AuthorsJessie Panick (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
AbstractThe 2014 West African Ebola outbreak was the first to be actively covered by the US media because of cases treated on US soil. Despite little chance of widespread contagion, US media termed Ebola ‘apocalyptic.’ The objective of this study was to understand how information about Ebola provided to the public through US newspapers was presented to assess how risk communication principles were or were not used. We conducted a systematic content analysis using a purposive sample of 75 news ar...
Published on May 14, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Josephine Adekola2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Glas.: University of Glasgow),
Denis Fischbacher-Smith9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Glas.: University of Glasgow),
Moira Fischbacher-Smith9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Glas.: University of Glasgow)
This paper presents a detailed account of policy-making in a contemporary risk communication arena, where strong power dynamics are at play that have hitherto lacked theoretical analysis and empirical validation. Specifically, it expands on the understanding of how public health policy decisions are made when there is a weak evidential base and where multiple interpretations, power dynamics and values are brought to bear on issues of risk and uncertainty. The aim of the paper is to understand th...
Published on Apr 23, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Ágnes Botos1
Estimated H-index: 1
Graham J36
Estimated H-index: 36
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Zoltán Illés5
Estimated H-index: 5
(CEU: Central European University)
AbstractIn June 2016, after decades of debate, the U.S. Congress enacted a major revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, the U.S. regulatory law applicable to industrial chemicals. It has been theorized that Europe may seek to export its stricter environmental standards under REACH to the United States. Thus, it is interesting to examine whether the environmental, health, and safety practices – including the values – found in REACH impacted the TSCA reform debate in the U.S....
Published on Jun 7, 2018in Journal of Risk Research1.70
Christine Skubisz1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UD: University of Delaware)
AbstractNon-experts, including college administrators, professors, and students are often faced with risk assessment decisions on campus. Despite this fact, there are few accepted professional standards for presenting statistical risk and far fewer recommendations for the communication of violence risk. Existing systematic reviews are both incomplete and limited in scope and more troubling are the contradictory conclusions and competing recommendations for the communication of information that i...
Published on Sep 5, 2019in Journal of Risk Research1.70
S. Hochrainer-Stigler15
Estimated H-index: 15
(IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis),
Célian Colon (IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)+ 6 AuthorsUlf Dieckmann61
Estimated H-index: 61
(Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
It is problematic to treat systemic risk as a merely technical problem that can be solved by natural-science methods and through biological and ecological analogies. There appears to be a discrepancy between understanding systemic risk from a natural-science perspective and the unresolved challenges that arise when humans with their initiatives and interactions are included in systemic-risk considerations. It is therefore necessary to investigate possible fundamental differences and similarities...