publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Shale gas policy in the United Kingdom: An argumentative discourse analysis

Matthew Cotton; Imogen Rattle; James Van Alstine;
  • Published: 01 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Shale gas has become an energy policy priority in the United Kingdom in light of profitable extraction activities in the United States. Since 2012 the Coalition Government has created key economic drivers to encourage shale exploration, whilst growing activism in affected site communities has stirred significant media and academic commentary. This study examines the growing national debate as a matter of discourse, adopting an argumentative discourse analytic approach to assess data collected from stakeholder interviews (n=21) and key policy actor statements quoted in broadsheet newspapers. We explore three dominant “storylines” emerging in relation to shale gas...
free text keywords: General Energy, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Discourse analysis, Central government, Economics, Oil shale, Coalition government, Energy policy, Stakeholder, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental justice, Public administration
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