The Influence of Individual System View on Social Decision-Making -- Kaori Shinozaki, August 5, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Monday, August 5, 2002, 2:10 p.m., Human Systems Inquiry Track

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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Analysis of a questionnaire of people near a nuclear power plant.

Ambivalence around nuclear power plants:

Prior research

Add to the framework: social system view, which means the value standard for social issues that the individual has.

Research based on Niklas Luhmann's social theory

Survey: 1 city, 3 towns, two-stage sampling, response rate 30.4%

Findings: In order to win the approval of people that have strong "system orientated" attitudes, it is necessary for interest groups not only to conduct public relations activities but also to disclose sufficient information pertaining to nuclear power generation.


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