ERIC Number: EJ471436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Risk and Recreancy: Weber, the Division of Labor, and the Rationality of Risk Perceptions.
Freudenburg, William R.
Social Forces, v71 n4 p909-32 Jun 1993
A Weberian perspective suggests that increased perceptions of environmental risk are related to fears of recreancy (institutional failure to fulfill societal responsibilities) rather than to ignorance or irrationality. Regarding nuclear waste facilities, analyses of survey data find that the recreancy perspective explains three times more variance in levels of concern than sociodemographic and ideological variables combined. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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