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ERIC Number: EJ873809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
"System Destroys Trust?"--Regulatory Institutions and Public Perceptions of Food Risks in Taiwan
Chou, Kuei-tien; Liou, Hwa-meei
Social Indicators Research, v96 n1 p41-57 Mar 2010
This article aims to explore public perceptions of global food risk issues and public attitudes towards government capacity to respond to concerns with technological and health uncertainties in an era of rapid economic development in newly industrialized countries. From cross-national comparative research on global food risk issues in the EU, UK, Germany, and Taiwan, survey results revealed distinct structural problems existing in Taiwan. In particular, it revealed that a long-term culture of authoritarian technological decision-making and positivistic risk assessment has lead to social risk perceptions being institutionally amplified and public trust gradually being destroyed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Taiwan; United Kingdom