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Public at Risk—Public as Risk: regulating nature by managing people
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (centrum för urbana och regionala studier)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6735-0011
2016 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 29, no 3, 284-298 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes how Swedish authorities handled strong public demands to reduce an insect population that constituted a human nuisance. The empirical data consist of interviews and public records. The analysis finds that the public demands were seen as a particular risk, with public outrage and loss of political legitimacy becoming part of the risk panorama that the responsible agencies had to handle. Four mechanisms in particular were used to regulate public responses: dissemination of uncertainty; development of symbolic action; individualization of responsibility; and naturalization of the problem. Through these mechanisms, governmental agencies succeeded in influencing stakeholders' understandings and modifying their demands. Thus, what took place was a process of governing not only nature, but also people.

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Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 29, no 3, 284-298 p.
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biological diversity, environmental regulation, public inclusion, risk governance, spraying
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38761DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1054570ISI: 000368552600002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84955634252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-38761DiVA: diva2:764474
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2005-1375
Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-11-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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