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Rebalancing Climate Change Debate and Policy: An Analysis of Online Discussions

Martin, Nigel; Rice, John L

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Public participation in environmental policy development offers governments and private organizations opportunities to gather community views and test policy instruments and solutions. In this study, a concept mapping analysis of 1702 online comments from 344 individuals has been undertaken to determine the balance between climate change debate and policy development, and some of the major issues surrounding policy implementation. The results show that counterproductive and intolerant climate...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMartin, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorRice, John L
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:13:50Z
dc.identifier.issn1756-932X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49945
dc.description.abstractPublic participation in environmental policy development offers governments and private organizations opportunities to gather community views and test policy instruments and solutions. In this study, a concept mapping analysis of 1702 online comments from 344 individuals has been undertaken to determine the balance between climate change debate and policy development, and some of the major issues surrounding policy implementation. The results show that counterproductive and intolerant climate science debate, opposing political party policy alignments, and disagreement on policy implementation serve as impediments in developing workable climate change policy. The research also exposes how individuals can 'hijack' the online discussion forums in attempts to further their own agendas. This suggests that online forums might be better designed to integrate with the larger policy development system.
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
dc.sourceEnvironmental Policy and Governance
dc.titleRebalancing Climate Change Debate and Policy: An Analysis of Online Discussions
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor080699 - Information Systems not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9900263xPUB194
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMartin, Nigel, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRice, John L, Griffith University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage338
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage350
local.identifier.doi10.1002/eet.1654
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T08:00:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84911965932
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