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Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices

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Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices. / Rogers, M. Brooke; Pearce, Julia M.

Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. ed. / Babak Akjgar; Simeon Yates. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. p. 66-74.

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Rogers, MB & Pearce, JM 2013, Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices. in B Akjgar & S Yates (eds), Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 66-74.

APA

Rogers, M. B., & Pearce, J. M. (2013). Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices. In B. Akjgar, & S. Yates (Eds.), Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. (pp. 66-74). Butterworth-Heinemann.

Vancouver

Rogers MB, Pearce JM. Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices. In Akjgar B, Yates S, editors, Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2013. p. 66-74.

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Rogers, M. Brooke; Pearce, Julia M. / Chapter 6 - Risk communication, risk perception and behavior as foundations of effective national security practices.

Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. ed. / Babak Akjgar; Simeon Yates. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. p. 66-74.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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