Diverse Conceptions of Emotions in Risk Regulation

Professor Huang writes, “A desirable and important feature of viewing emotions as culturally expressive perceptions is that it explicitly acknowledges the reality that people of different ages, ethnicities, genders, races and other identities perceive risk differently.” These variations can become so complex that “whether government should respond to risks by regulation” at all is a “contested issue[]” that stirs up “different emotions that different people have at different times for different situations.”

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