Grassroots energy: a case study of active citizenship and public communication in risk society

Demetrious, Kristin 2002, Grassroots energy: a case study of active citizenship and public communication in risk society, Journal of communication management, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 148-155.

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Title Grassroots energy: a case study of active citizenship and public communication in risk society
Author(s) Demetrious, Kristin
Journal name Journal of communication management
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 148
End page 155
Publisher Henry Stewart Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2002-08-15
ISSN 1363-254X
Keyword(s) citizenship
risk
public communication
grassroots activism
Summary In 2001, the Victorian state government approved the construction of a 500-megawatt power station at Stonehaven by US multinational corporation, AES Power One. In 2002 plans had stalled and the company had withdrawn from the process. By March, 2002 the state government flagged that the power station was no longer required to meet power supply demands. This paper applies Beck’s theories of risk society and reflexive modernisation to a case study. It asks to what extent is Australia a risk society? Is the Stonehaven case part of a larger-scale cultural and political movement and if so what are the consequences for corporate and civil citizenship and public communication in Australia?
Language eng
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©202, Henry Stewart Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001494

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