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Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication

Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concern

Authors: Tranter, Bruce, Lester, Elizabeth, McGaurr, Lynette

  • 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
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About this book

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. 

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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Environmental Leadership in Transition

    Tranter, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Who Cares About Climate Change ?

    Tranter, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Environmental Concerns and the Media

    Tranter, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 53-85

  • Locking the Gate on Coal and Gas

    Tranter, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 87-115

  • Indigenous Engagement : Three Case Studies

    Tranter, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 117-150

Buy this book

eBook £76.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56584-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £95.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 22, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56583-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leadership and the Construction of Environmental Concern
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56584-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56584-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56583-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 183
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics