publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2014

Public concerns about transboundary haze: A comparison of Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia

Forsyth, Tim;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: Global Environmental Change, volume 25, pages 76-86 (issn: 0959-3780, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Public concerns about environmental problems create narrative structures that influence policy by allocating roles of blame, responsibility, and appropriate behavior. This paper presents an analysis of public concerns about transboundary haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia for crises experienced in 1997, 2005 and 2013. The source of the information is content analysis of 2231 articles from representative newspapers in each country. The study shows that newspaper reporting about haze has changed from a discussion of the potential health and economic impacts of fires resulting partly naturally from El Niño-induced droughts, towar...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Geography, Planning and Development, Global and Planetary Change, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, HC Economic History and Conditions, ASEAN; forest fires; haze; palm oil; public understandings of risk; Southeast Asia, Climate change, Blame, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Content analysis, Politics, Development economics, Criticism, Haze, Political science, Economic impact analysis, Newspaper, jel:N0
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