Public participation and risk taking: a case study of farm households

Neil Collins (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
Nicholas Mack (The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Participation in politics or the public domain has often been linked to material benefits. Looks at farm households in Ireland and concludes that those which are the most exposed to economic risks participate more in the public domain. Those most active in the agricultural debate are those whose business interests are the most vulnerable to changes in the political and economic environment surrounding farming.



Collins, N. and Mack, N. (1996), "Public participation and risk taking: a case study of farm households", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 23 No. 12, pp. 15-29.

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