White, I., & Lawrence, J. (2020). Continuity and change in national riskscapes: a New Zealand perspective on the challenges for climate governance theory and practice. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, rsaa005. https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsaa005
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Climate change challenges how policy agents imagine and manage risks in space and time. The impacts are dynamic, uncertain and contested. We use riskscapes as a lens to analyse how New Zealand has perceived and mediated natural hazard and climate risks over time. We identify five different national riskscapes using a historical timeline, which have changed as global risks cascade into national and sub-national governance. We find that while there has been a major effort to reflect the dynamic and systemic language of risk theory in national policy, a significant challenge remains to develop appropriate governance and implementation strategies and to shift from long-held ways of doing and knowing.
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