Emotion and rationality:the characterisation and evaluation of opposition to renewable energy projects

Cass, Noel and Walker, Gordon (2009) Emotion and rationality:the characterisation and evaluation of opposition to renewable energy projects. Emotion, Space and Society, 2 (1). pp. 62-69. ISSN 1755-4586

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Abstract

Opposition to wind farm developments has been seen as a significant threat to climate change mitigation policies in the UK. This paper considers the complex of different factors that may lie behind such oppositional activism and the role of emotion within these. Drawing on a programme of interviews it then explores in detail the ways in which industry and policy actors construct the role of emotion in wind farm opposition and in decisions on planning permission, often as an unwelcome intrusion into a supposedly rational process. The consequences of such understandings of opposition for the shaping of public engagement practices and for the nature and quality of public debate are examined.

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Journal Article
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Emotion, Space and Society
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64785
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24 May 2013 12:15
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Yes
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Published
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