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Constraining Risk Narratives: A Multidecadal Media Analysis of Drinking Water Insecurity in Bangladesh

Published on Sep 3, 2019in Annals of the American Association of Geographers3.037
· DOI :10.1080/24694452.2019.1570840
Alex Fischer (University of Oxford)
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Sustainable development agendas in Bangladesh are frequently framed in the media as being constrained by water insecurity and the decision-making challenges posed by multiple risks of both natural ...
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