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RECREANT. A Coward; a poltroon. 3 Bl. Com. 340.

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Recreancy is defined by Freudenburg as "the failure of experts or specialized organizations to execute properly responsibilities to the broader collectivity with which they have been implicitly or explicitly entrusted" (2000:116).
The 'blame game' spawned by issues of recreancy diminishes social capital, particularly with respect to perceptions of organizational effectiveness in responding to the disaster and trust in organizations to do their jobs.
fiduciary responsibility as related to the issue of recreancy), while the second involves the expectation of technical competence.
1993 "Risk and recreancy: Weber, the division of labour and the rationality of risk perceptions." Social Forces.