Policy Debates on Hydraulic Fracturing

Comparing Coalition Politics in North America and Europe

Editors: Weible, C.M., Heikkila, T., Ingold, K., Fischer, M. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on a high profile and controversial extraction technique, and the politics and policies that will shape its future use
  • Increases our understanding of fracking in Europe and North America, covering seven countries, whereas most studies have focused exclusively on the United States
  • Includes a broad set of specialized political actors from government and non-government affiliations involved in coalitions and fracking in their respective countries
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About this book

This edited volume compares seven countries in North America and Europe on the highly topical issue of oil and gas development that uses hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The comparative analysis is based on the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) and guided by two questions: First, in each country, what are current coalitions and the related policy output? Second, based on the current situation, what are the chances for future policy change? This book is the first to use a social science approach to analyze hydraulic fracturing debates and the first application of the ACF that is deliberately comparative. The contributions in this book advance our understanding about the formation of coalitions and development of public policy in the context of different forms of government and economically recoverable natural resources. 

About the authors

Christopher M. Weible is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, USA.
Tanya Heikkila is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, USA.
Karin Ingold is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Manuel Fischer is Researcher in the Environmental Social Sciences department at Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Reviews

“This important book employs comparative case studies using the Advocacy Coalition Framework on hydraulic fracking controversies in seven North American and European countries, providing a much-needed demonstration of the array of methods that can be brought to bear on studies of policy change at the subsystem level. Serious public policy scholars and graduate students should read this book.” (Hank Jenkins-Smith, George Lynn Cross Research Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA)

“This terrific book provides a much needed comparative analysis of shale policy and debates in advanced democracies. Held together by a common conceptual framework, the collection delivers an insight-rich study of the key players, coalition dynamics and contested authority surrounding hydraulic fracturing. A must read for students of comparative policy, environment or energy politics.” (Elizabeth Bomberg, Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Weible, Christopher M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Contours of Coalition Politics on Hydraulic Fracturing Within the United States of America

    Heikkila, Tanya (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Advocacy Coalitions, the Media, and Hydraulic Fracturing in the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Quebec

    Montpetit, Éric (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Policy in the United Kingdom: Coalition, Cooperation, and Opposition in the Face of Uncertainty

    Cairney, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 81-113

  • The French Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing and the Attempts to Reverse It: Social Mobilization, Professional Forums, and Coalition Strategies

    Chailleux, Sébastien (et al.)

    Pages 115-145

Buy this book

eBook £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59574-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60376-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Debates on Hydraulic Fracturing
Book Subtitle
Comparing Coalition Politics in North America and Europe
Editors
  • Christopher M. Weible
  • Tanya Heikkila
  • Karin Ingold
  • Manuel Fischer
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59574-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59574-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60376-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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