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Published: 30 September 2013

336 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719076138

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The Politics of Airport Expansion in the United Kingdom

Hegemony, Policy and the Rhetoric of 'Sustainable Aviation'

Steven Griggs and David Howarth

Published by Manchester University Press

Issues in Environmental Politics MUP

  • Advances contemporary understandings of environmental protests, providing a critical explanation of how local campaigners against airport protest transformed their struggle into a national campaign against aviation and expansion at Heathrow
  • Advances methodological debates through its application of the logics of critical explanation to the field of aviation policy
  • Demonstrates the contribution of poststructuralist policy analysis to existing accounts of policy change, with its focus on hegemony and rhetoric contributing to the growing field of interpretive policy analysis
  • First in-depth analysis of the new politics of airport expansion in the UK, one of the most salient policy issues facing government in the fight against climate change
  • Investigates how climate change is transforming the established regimes of transport policy, offering insights into the challenges facing governments in addressing the 'wicked issues' of a sustainable transport policy

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