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An Empirical Investigation of Social Capital and Networks at Local Scale through Resistance to Lower-Carbon Infrastructure

Anderson, Carmel; Schirmer, Jacqueline


The energy sector, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, is a major focus of government climate change mitigation policies. To this end, lower-carbon infrastructure (LCI) developments are likely to increase. However, oppositional local social networks regularly slow or halt LCI proposals during the public participation processes conducted during planning. Using social capital as a conceptual lens, an analytical framework is developed with the aim of improving current understanding of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Society and Natural Resources
DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1014599


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