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dc.contributor.authorLehtonen, Markku
dc.contributor.authorKajo, Matti
dc.contributor.authorKari, Mika
dc.contributor.authorJartti, Tuija
dc.contributor.authorLitmanen, Tapio
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-11T10:31:49Z
dc.date.available2021-08-11T10:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationLehtonen, M., Kajo, M., Kari, M., Jartti, T., & Litmanen, T. (2022). Trust, mistrust and distrust as blind spots of Social Licence to Operate : illustration via three forerunner countries in nuclear waste management. <i>Journal of Risk Research</i>, <i>25</i>(5), 577-593. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2021.1957987" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2021.1957987</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_99225342
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77320
dc.description.abstractThe notion of social licence to operate (SLO) has become a widely applied concept for companies in mining and resource extraction industries to manage their social and community relations, in the face of local criticism and opposition. SLO literature and practice have highlighted earning the trust of the local community as a key requirement for an SLO. This article addresses three weaknesses in how the current SLO literature addresses trust. The arguments are illustrated via examples from nuclear waste management in Finland, France and Sweden – three forerunners in implementing high-level nuclear waste repository projects. Nuclear waste management constitutes a relevant case for analysis, as an industry that faces significant risk-related challenges of local acceptance, ethics, economics, and democratic debate. Focussing on the oft-used SLO framework of Boutilier and Thomson, with its emphasis on interactional and institutionalised trust between the company and the local community, we address three gaps in the SLO literature: 1) insufficient conceptualisation of trust, in particular the dynamics between different dimensions of trust, mistrust and distrust; 2) lack of attention to the potential virtues of mistrust and distrust; and 3) the downsides of taking the institutionalisation of trust as the ultimate criterion of a strong SLO, especially in contexts entailing significant asymmetries of power. The article concludes by suggesting ways of alleviating the identified weaknesses, via greater recognition of the multidimensionality of trust, mistrust and distrust, the virtues of mistrustful civic vigilance, and greater attention to trust dimensions that lie beyond the community-company relations.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Risk Research
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.othersocial licence (to operate)
dc.subject.othertrust
dc.subject.othermistrust
dc.subject.otherdistrust
dc.subject.othernuclear waste management
dc.titleTrust, mistrust and distrust as blind spots of Social Licence to Operate : illustration via three forerunner countries in nuclear waste management
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202108114486
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineResurssiviisausyhteisöfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSchool of Resource Wisdomen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSosiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange577-593
dc.relation.issn1366-9877
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume25
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Authors
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber313015
dc.subject.ysoluottamus
dc.subject.ysoydinjätteet
dc.subject.ysoloppusijoitus
dc.subject.ysoyleinen mielipide
dc.subject.ysohyväksyttävyys
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1725
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8171
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p25559
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14998
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21090
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/13669877.2021.1957987
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramStrategisen tutkimuksen ohjelmat STN, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramStrategic research programmes, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF), grant number 794697-TENUMECA, by the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Waste Management (KYT2022) (Dnro KYT 14/2020), and by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland project ‘Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies – facilitating the collaborative turn in environmental decision‐making’ (CORE), Research projects no. 313015 and 313013”.


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