Examining Stakeholder Participation in Social Stability Risk Assessment for Mega Projects using Network Analysis


  • Xuesong Guo School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University Xi’an, Shaanxi, P.R.China
  • Naim Kapucu School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida, USA; kapucu@ucf.edu




stakeholder participation; social stability risk assessment; affiliation networks; network analysis.


The paper examines stakeholder participation of social stability risk assessment for mega projects in China from a network perspective, with participatory decision-making in a political system discussed. From this analysis, we developed and tested hypotheses on stakeholder participation in social stability risk assessment. Using data obtained through content analysis, we established network on each compulsory procedure in social stability risk assessment to test the hypotheses. Additional impactful factors were discussed using singular value decomposition method in the study. We also provided practical implications and suggestions for policy and practice in the article.


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How to Cite

Guo, X., & Kapucu, N. (2019). Examining Stakeholder Participation in Social Stability Risk Assessment for Mega Projects using Network Analysis. International Journal of Disaster Risk Management, 1(1), 1–31. https://doi.org/10.18485/ijdrm.2019.1.1.1