Jamie BaxterWestern Social Science


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Baxter, J., Ho, Y., Rollins, Y. and Maclaren, V, (2016) Attitudes toward waste to energy facilities and impacts on diversion in Ontario, Canada, Waste Management, 50, 75-85.

Fast, S., Mabee,W., Baxter, J., Christidis, T., Driver, L., Hill, S., McMurtry, J.J., & Tomkow, M. (2016) Lessons learned from Ontario wind energy disputes, Nature Energy, DOI: 10.1038/NENERGY.2015.28

Deacon, L.*, Baxter, J. and Buzzelli, M. (in press) Environmental Justice - an exploratory snap-shot through the lens of Canada's mainstream news media, The Canadian Geographer 59(4): 419–432

Oiamo, T., Baxter, J., Grgicak-Mannion, A., Xu, X., & Luginaah, I. (2015). Place effects on noise annoyance: Cumulative exposures, odour annoyance and noise sensitivity as mediators of environmental context. Atmospheric Environment, 116, 183-193.

Oiamo,T., Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. Cumulative effects of noise and odour annoyances on environmental and health related quality of life, Social Science and Medicine, 146 (2015) 191-203.

Walker, C.*, Baxter, J., Ouellette, D.* (2015) Adding Insult to Injury: Psychosocial stress in Ontario wind turbine communities, Social Science & Medicine, 133, 358-365

Walker, C.*, Baxter, J., Mason, S.*, Luginaah, I., Ouellette, D.* (2014) Wind energy development and perceived real estate values in Ontario, Canada, AIMS Energy 2 (4), 424-442

Laferriere, K.* Crighton, E. Baxter, J. Lemyre, L. Masuda, J. and Ursitti, F. (2014) Examining inequities in children’s environmental health: results of a survey on the risk perceptions and protective actions of new mothers, Journal of Risk Research, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2014.961518

Walker, C.*, Baxter, J. and Ouellette, D.* (2014) Beyond rhetoric to understanding asymmetrical impacts of wind turbine conflict in two Ontario, Canada communities, Environment and Planning A, 46(3): 730-45

Mkandawire, P.*, Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. (2014) Growing up alone: Vulnerability of orphans to HIV/AIDS in Northern Malawi, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 39(1): 128-39.

Baxter, J., Morzaria, R.*, and Hirsch, R.* (2013) A case-control study of support/opposition to wind turbines: The roles of health risk perception, economic benefits, and community conflict, Energy Policy, 61: 931-43

Crighton E., Brown, C.*, Baxter, J., Lemyre, L., Masuda, J. and Ursitti, F. (2013) Perceptions and experiences of environmental health risks among new mothers: A qualitative study in Ontario, Canada, Health Risk and Society15(4): 295-312

Deacon, L.* and Baxter, J. (2013) No opportunity to say no: A case study of procedural environmental injustice in Canada, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 15(4): 295-312

Gibson-Wood, H.*, Wakefield, S., Cole, D., Baxter, J., Vanderlinden, L., Jermyn, L. and Bienefeld, M. (2013) “A drop of water in the pool”: information and engagement of linguistic communities around a municipal pesticide bylaw to protect the public’s health, Critical Public Health, 22(3): 341-53

Larock, S.* and Baxter, J. (2013) Local hazard risk controversy and sensitization to non-local hazard risk perception: A case of landfill expansion, Journal of Risk Research, 16(6): 713-732

Hirsch, R.* and Baxter, J. (2011) Context, cultural bias, and health risk perception: The 'everyday' nature of pesticide policy preferences in London, Calgary, and Halifax, Risk Analysis, 31(5):847-65

Atari, O.*, Luginaah, I. and Baxter, J. (2011) ‘‘This is the mess that we are living in’’: resident’s everyday life experiences of living in a stigmatized community, GeoJournal, 76(5): 483-500.

Wakefield, S.* and Baxter, J. (2010) Linking health inequality and environmental justice: Articulating a precautionary framework for research and action, Environmental Justice 3(3): 95-102.

Masuda, J. Baxter, J. and Poland, B. (2010) Reaching for environmental health justice: Canadian experiences for a comprehensive research, policy and advocacy agenda in health promotion, Health Promotion International, 25(4): 453-63

Hirsch, R.*, Baxter, J., Brown, C.* (2010) The importance of skillful community leaders, Understanding municipal pesticide policy change in Calgary and Halifax, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53(6): 743–757

Baxter, J. (2009) Risk Perception: A Quantitative Investigation of the Insider/Outsider Dimension of Cultural Theory and Place, Journal of Risk Research, 12(6): 771-91.

Hirsch, R.* and Baxter, J. (2009), The look of the lawn: Pesticide policy preference and health risk perception in context, Environment and Planning C, 27(3), 468-490.

Baxter, J. (2006) Place impacts of technological hazards: A case study of community conflict as health outcome, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49(3): 337-60

Baxter, J. (2005) Understanding “Low Concern” Near the Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility at Swan Hills AB, Proceedings, Waste: The Social Context

Baxter, J. and Greenlaw, K.* (2005) Revisiting cultural theory of risk: Explaining perceptions of technological environmental hazards using comparative analysis, Canadian Geographer, 49(1): 61-80.

Baxter, J. and Lee, D.* (2004) Explaining the maintenance of low concern near a hazardous waste treatment facility, Journal of Risk Research, 6(1): 705-729.

Barnes, G.*, Baxter, J., Litva, A., Staples, B. (2002) Beyond physical health effects: Interpersonal and community-level impacts of chronic chemical contamination, Social Science and Medicine, 55 (12): 2227-2241.

Baxter, J., Eyles, J. and Elliott, S. (1999) From siting principles to siting practices: A case study of discord among trust, equity and community participation, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 42(4): 501-525.

Baxter, J., Eyles, J. and Elliott, S. (1999) "Something happened": The relevance of the risk society for describing the siting process for a municipal landfill, Geografiska Annaler, 81(2):91-109

Baxter, J. and Eyles, J (1999) Prescription for research practice?: Grounded theory in qualitative evaluation commentary on Bailey, White and Pain, Area, 31(2): 179-181.

Baxter, J. and Eyles, J. (1999) The Utility of In-Depth Interviews for Studying the Meaning of Environmental Risk, Professional Geographer, 51(2): 307-20.

Baxter, J. and Eyles, J. (1997) Evaluating qualitative research in social geography: Establishing "rigour" in interview analysis, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 22(4): 505-25

Manson Singer, S., Willms, D., Adrien, A., Baxter, J., Brabazon, C., Leaune, V., Godin, G., Maticka-Tyndale, E., and Cappon, P. (1995) Many voices - Sociocultural results of the Ethnocultural Communities Facing AIDS Study in Canada, Canadian Journal of Public Health, 87(S1), s26-s32

Eyles, J., Taylor, S.M., Baxter, J., Sider, D., and Willms D. (1993) The social construction of risk in a rural community: Responses of local residents to the 1990 Hagersville (Ontario) tire fire, Risk Analysis, 13, 281-290.

Eyles, J., Taylor S.M., Johnson, N., and Baxter J. (1993) Worrying about waste: living close to solid waste disposal facilities in Southern Ontario, Social Science and Medicine, 37(6) 805-812

Baxter, J., Eyles, J., and Willms D. (1992) The Hagersville tire fire: Interpreting risk through a qualitative research design. Qualitative Health Research 2, 208-37.