Public risk perceptions in a 'double-risk' society : the case of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Public risk perceptions in a 'double-risk' society: the case of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania
In the Journal:
Innovation (Abingdon). 2000, 13, 3, p. 279-289
Keywords:
LT
Dvigubos rizikos visuomenė; Ignalinos AE; Ignalinos atominė elektrinė; Nuostatos; Rizikos suvokimas; Rizikos visuomenė; Suvokimas; Viešoji rizika.
EN
Attitudes; Double-risk society; Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant; Ignalina nuclear power; Lithuania; Perceptions; Public risk; Risk perceptions; Risk society.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis article explores how public risk perceptions and attitudes to nuclear power in Lithuania are shaped by a complex blend of what Beck (1992) [ Risk Society. Towards a New Modernity, London, Sage ] in risk-society theory calls the social distribution of 'goods' and 'bads'. It argues that the Lithuanian society and several other transitional and developing societies are facing a 'double-risk': first, the complex uncertainty related to the transition to the market economy and democratic governance; second, the increasing social anxiety about high-consequence risks, such as those associated with nuclear power, and the inability of modern institutions to cope with such risks. Empirical evidence is provided by case-study material of the Ignalina nuclear power plant and public opinion survey results. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/713670521
ISSN:
1469-8412
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