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A contest for legitimacy: the divestment movement and the fossil fuel industry

Ayling, Julie


The divestment movement has sought to influence attitudes to fossil fuels by framing producer companies as pariahs and as unnecessary and redundant. In response, the fossil fuel industry has engaged in a direct and aggressive attack on the divestment movement. This article considers the relationship between the movement and the industry as a contest for legitimacy for both the organizations and the norms they advocate. Through a case study of the coal discourse in Australia from 2013 to 2016,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Policy
DOI: 10.1111/lapo.12087


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