Policy paper

Chalara and the Social Amplification of Risk

Review of the academic literature on the social amplification of risk.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Chalara and the Social Amplification of Risk

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A short review of the academic literature on the social amplification of risk was undertaken to help inform Defra’s response to Chalara and wider plans for improving tree health. The review was designed to better understand the reasons behind changing levels of concern (eg by the public and other stakeholders) as experienced during the Chalara outbreak, to help highlight key issues when communicating and engaging the public and stakeholders on tree health.

Published 20 May 2013