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Symmetries, expectations, dynamics and contexts: a framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy projects

Walker, G, Devine-Wright, P, Barnett, J, Burningham, K, Cass, N, Devine-Wright, H, Speller, G, Barton, J, Evans, B, Heath, Y, Infield, D, Parks, J and Theobald, K (2010) Symmetries, expectations, dynamics and contexts: a framework for understanding public engagement with renewable energy projects In: Renewable Energy and the Public: From Nimby to Participation. Earthscan / Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 2-14. ISBN 1844078639

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Abstract

As this book ably demonstrates, there is a growing body of research on public beliefs, reactions and responses to large-scale renewable energy projects of various forms, often focused on case studies of controversy and local conflict. The profile of available cases has expanded significantly, covering a diversity of locations and contexts around the world and a wide range of types of renewable energy technology and modes of project development. Alongside the reporting of empirical research, there have also been various attempts to describe and characterize public responses to renewable energy projects and develop explanatory frameworks or predictive models. These include the NIMBY (‘Not in my back yard’) explanations of public opposition that are often favoured in media reporting and political debate (Toynbee, 2007), broad frameworks for thinking about social acceptance (Wüstenhagen et al, 2007) and statistical models that characterize and measure variables that are believed to predict the nature of public opposition (Wolsink, 2000) or planning decision outcomes (Toke et al, 2008).

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Walker, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Devine-Wright, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barnett, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Burningham, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cass, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Devine-Wright, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Speller, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barton, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Evans, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heath, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Infield, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Parks, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Theobald, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 3 November 2010
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:52
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/797041

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