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Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N. (2011). From 'Flood Defence' to 'Flood Risk Management': Exploring
governance, responsibility and blame, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29: 533 - 547. [pdf]

Butler, C., Parkhill, K. A. and Pidgeon, N., (2011). "From the material to the imagined: Public engagement with low carbon technologies in a nuclear community", in P. Devine-Wright (ed.) Renewable Energy and the Public: From NIMBY to Participation, Earthscan: London.

Butler, C. Parkhill, K. and Pidgeon, N. (2011). Nuclear Power after Japan: The Social Dimensions, Environment, 53(6): 3-14 [pdf]

Butler, C. and Pidgeon, N.F. (2011) From 'flood defence' to 'flood risk management': exploring governance, responsibility and blame. Environment and Planning: C, 29(3), 533-547.[pdf]

Harris, A.J. & Corner, A. (2011). Communicating environmental risks: Clarifying the severity effect in interpretations of verbal probability expressions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1571-1578. [pdf]

Corner, A., Hahn, U. & Oaksford, M. (2011). The psychological mechanism of the slippery slope argument. Journal of Memory & Language 64 (2) 133-152. [pdf]

Corner, A. & Randall, A. (2011). Selling climate change? The limitations of social marketing as a strategy for climate change public engagement. Global Environmental Change 21 (3) 1005-1014 [pdf]

Corner, A., Parkhill, K. & Pidgeon, N. (2011). 'Experiment Earth?' Reflections on a public
dialogue on geoengineering. Understanding Risk Working Paper 11-02. Cardiff: School of Psychology.[pdf]

Corner, A., Venables, D., Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Demski, C. & Pidgeon, N. (2011). Nuclear power, climate change and energy security: Exploring British public attitudes. Energy Policy 39, 4823–4833. [pdf]

Groves, C.  (2011), “Public engagement and nanotechnology in the UK:  restoring trust or building robustness?”, Science and Public Policy,  38(10), pp. 783-793.

Groves, C. (2011), “The Political Imaginary of Care: Generic versus Singular Futures”, Journal of International Political Theory, 7(2), pp. 165-189.

Frater, L.  C. Groves, R. G. Lee and E. Stokes (2011) “Is There Room at the  Bottom for CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility and Nanotechnology in the  UK”, Journal of Business Ethics, 101(4), pp. 1-28.

B. Adam and C. Groves (2011), “Futures Tended: Care and Future-Oriented Responsibility”, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 31(1), pp. 17-27.

Groves, C.  (2011), “Happiness and Uncertainty”, OpenDemocracy, 29 June

Groves, C. (2011), “Nanotechnology in the UK, 2011-2020: A Delphi Exercise”, Cardiff: BRASS.  ISBN 978-1-906644-46-8. Online at:

Parag, Y., Capstick, S., & Poortinga, W. (2011). Policy attribute framing: A comparison between three policy instruments for personal emissions reduction. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(4), 889-905.

Parkhill, K. A., Henwood, K. L., Pidgeon, N. F. and Simmons, P., (2011), "Laughing It Off? Humour, Affect and Emotion Work in Communities Living with Nuclear Risk", British Journal of Sociology, 62(2), 324-346. [pdf]

Pidgeon, N.P. & Fischhoff, B. (2011). 'The role of social and decision sciences in communicating uncertain climate risks'. Nature Climate Change, April Vol 1, 35-41. [pdf]

Pidgeon, N.F., Harthorn, B and Satterfield, T. (eds) (2011) Special issue on Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions and Communication. Risk Analysis, 31 (11). [pdf]

Pidgeon, N.F. (2011) In retrospect: Normal Accidents. Nature, 477, 404-405. [pdf]

Poortinga, W., Spence, A., Whitmarsh, L., Capstick, S., & Pidgeon, N. (2011). Uncertain climate: an investigation of public scepticism about anthropogenic climate change. Global Environmental Change, 21, 1015-1024. [pdf]

Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Butler, C., & Pidgeong, N.F. (2011). Perceptions of climate change and willingness to save energy related to flood experience. Nature Climate Change, 1, 46-49. [pdf]

Whitmarsh, L., Seyfang, G. & O'Neill, S. (2011). Public engagement with carbon and climate change: To what extent is the public 'carbon capable'? Global Environmental Change, 21(1), 56-65. [pdf]

Whitmarsh, L. (2011). Scepticism and uncertainty about climate change: dimensions, determinants and change over time. Global Environmental Change, 21, 690–700.

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S. & Lorenzoni, I. (2011). Climate change or social change? Debate within, amongst, and beyond disciplines. Environment & Planning A, 43(2), 258 – 261..

Whitmarsh, L. (2011). Social and psychological drivers of energy consumption behaviour and energy transitions. In Dietz, S., Michie, J. & Oughton, C. (eds.). The Political Economy of the Environment. New York: Routledge.