recreancy


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Synonyms for recreancy

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

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Specific to our findings, we observed indicators of recreancy, social capital loss, resource loss, and psychological stress.
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.
Thus in its religious reverberations, Reson's golden targe symbolizes simultaneously masculine reason and feminine wisdom, chastity and sexual promiscuity, religious fidelity and recreancy.
Recreancy is therefore related to the issue of public trust in an increasingly technologically complex world.