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Understandings of Environmental Risk in Two Industrial Towns: A Comparative Study in Grangemouth

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Understandings of Environmental Risk in Two Industrial Towns: A Comparative Study in Grangemouth and Ludwigshafen. The importance we attach to ?risk? in our daily lives has changed greatly over the past two decades across Europe. Government and public negotiate risk concerns as never before in the policy process. Yet we still know little about the varying ways people actually live with different environmental risks in different countries. This project takes an anthropological approach, using intensive fieldwork to examine attitudes and values in two industrial towns: Grangemouth (Scotland) and Ludwigshafen (Germany). It explores the contrasts and similarities in the ways that people deal with risk in two towns built around substantial petroleum and chemical industries, each undergoing rapid change. By Peter Phillimore, Birgitt Hoeldke, Suzanne Moffatt, Tanja Pless-Mulloli, Patricia Bell, Achim Schlueter.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.