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Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concern

  • Explores the way organizational and movement leadership influences the public articulation and negotiation of the pressing threats and conflict surrounding the damaged environment and local communities/individuals

  • Multidisciplinary as well as topical, the book will appeal to social sciences and media studies scholars, including honours and research higher degree candidates, and will be of interest to those preparing and teaching undergraduate courses in environmental politics and communications

  • The three-decade time span of the research and the inclusion of personal reflections from environmentalists will provide insights for historians and anthropologists, and all those investigating or interested in the public and political negotiation of shared environmental futures

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 1-27
  3. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 29-51
  4. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 53-85
  5. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 87-115
  6. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 117-150
  7. Bruce Tranter, Libby Lester, Lyn McGaurr
    Pages 151-176
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-183

About this book

Introduction

This book emerges from a three-year Australian Research Council-funded study that asks how the formation and (d)evolution of leadership has impacted on public environmental debate. To do this, it draws on extensive news text analysis and public opinion survey data, as well as qualitative interviews with Australian and international movement actors. The volume investigates environmental leadership in a period of rapid political and media change by examining the nature, variety and scope; specifically, how it is understood and generated and how it changes over time. For the first time, the interconnected roles of leaders and media in constructing environmental issues are researched together, providing new evidence-based understandings of the people and processes driving public debate on environmental futures. 

Keywords

leadership environment Australian Australia green party environmental organisations government enivronmental conflict politicians

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  3. 3.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

About the authors

Bruce Tranter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Libby Lester is Professor of Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Lyn McGaurr is a post-doctoral Research Associate in Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

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