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dc.contributor.advisorDevine, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Rylie S. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-2861-7187 )
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-02T16:32:55Z
dc.date.available2022-03-02T16:32:55Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, R. S. (2021). Risky business: How the WEF global risks report misrepresents the plights of the developing world (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/15430
dc.description.abstractSince 2006, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a Global Risks Report, which outlines the most-perceived risks projected to shape our world over the next ten years. However, the Global Risks Report’s conceptualization of risk ignores Ulrich Beck’s constructivist school of thought and promotes harmful discourses through dogmatic neo-liberalist structural adjustment programs. This paper will deconstruct the Global Risks Report to reveal its isolation of risk, the reproduction of First World and Third World disparities through harmful discourses, and its ahistorical approach to developing states’ insecurities. I will address these weaknesses through a close reading of the Global Risks Report 2021 and a critical comparison of its application of risk to geopolitical risk theory. Such an assessment contributes to WEF critique by breaking down the basic theoretical construct which makes up the Global Risks Report and providing a foundation for the restructuring of global risk conceptualization.
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dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGeopolitical risk
dc.subjectWorld Economic Forum
dc.subjectRisk society
dc.subjectGlobal risks report
dc.titleRisky Business: How the WEF Global Risks Report Misrepresents the Plights of the Developing World
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
dc.description.departmentHonors College


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