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Constraining risk narratives: a multidecadal media analysis of drinking water insecurity in Bangladesh

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Sustainable development agendas in Bangladesh are frequently framed in the media as being constrained by water insecurity and the decision-making challenges posed by multiple risks of both natural and human origins. This paper suggests, however, that the reverse also occurs: the boundaries of risk narratives constructed by the media serve to mitigate public concerns, reinforce national development agendas, and legitimize structural changes of the dominant institutions. These relationships are...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/24694452.2019.1570840

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of the Association of American Geographers Journal website
Volume:
109
Issue:
5
Pages:
1433-1453
Publication date:
2019-05-03
Acceptance date:
2018-11-01
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EISSN:
1467-8306
ISSN:
0004-5608
Source identifiers:
987656
Language:
English
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pubs:987656
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uuid:128cd9a7-4e58-4d48-b878-c982d19eb574
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pubs:987656
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2019-04-08

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