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Is more trust always better? It is widely known that trust and confidence are fundamental in high-risk industries, such as nuclear energy and radioactive waste management. While public trust is definitely essential for policymaking, the upsides of mistrust and distrust are often overlooked by practitioners and social science researchers. This was recently examined in a special issue of the Journal of Risk Research, where a series of articles highlighted the ways in which mistrust and distrust can play a constructive role in the nuclear sector.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Introduction to the special issue ‘Trust, mistrust, distrust, and trust-building in the nuclear sector: historical and comparative experience from Europe’, in Journal of Risk Research, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2022.2067892  

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