publication . Article . 2016

Community Benefits or Community Bribes? An Experimental Analysis of Strategies for Managing Community Perceptions of Bribery Surrounding the Siting of Renewable Energy Projects

Walker, Benjamin J. A.; Russel, Duncan; Kurz, Tim;
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  • Published: 27 Jul 2016 Journal: Environment and Behavior, volume 49, pages 59-83 (issn: 0013-9165, eissn: 1552-390X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The provision of financial incentives to local communities by energy developers has attracted cynicism across many localities, with some suggesting such community benefits are akin to “bribery.” The current study used an experimental design embedded within a community postal survey to explore whether potentially damaging effects of bribery rhetoric upon local support for a wind farm can be overcome through (a) portraying community benefits as a policy requirement (rather than a discretionary gesture by developers), and/or (b) the deployment of different discursive strategies by developers to manage their stake in the outcome of the project. Participants told abo...
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free text keywords: Rhetoric, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public economics, Community organization, Energy policy, Social psychology, Economics, Public policy, Framing (construction), Software deployment, Cynicism, Environmental justice, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2016

Community Benefits or Community Bribes? An Experimental Analysis of Strategies for Managing Community Perceptions of Bribery Surrounding the Siting of Renewable Energy Projects

Walker, Benjamin J. A.; Russel, Duncan; Kurz, Tim;