Fracking in the UK and Austria: from contestation to constructive interaction?

Lang, Alexander (2016) Fracking in the UK and Austria: from contestation to constructive interaction? In: Lindner, Ralf and Kuhlmann, Stefan and Randles, Sally and Bedsted, Bjørn and Gorgoni, Guido and Griessler, Erich and Loconto, Allison and Mejlgaard, Niels, (eds.) Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation: Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, pp. 77-81.

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Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has been gaining significance and causing controversies over the last decade. The risks and impacts assessments of fracking as well as the forecasts of the economic revenue expeted from shale gas production are varying and contradictory. Proponents and opponents of the technology and its field of applications are engaging in heated discussions in the media, political arenas, or in direct confrontation. This study traces the contours of the societal contestation of fracking for shale gas production in Austria and the UK. Although the debates in both cases show similar characteristics, the position of certain key actors, the governance approaches, the unfolding of events and their outcomes differ.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Funders: European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
Research Groups: Techno-Science and Societal Transformation
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 07:05
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 09:35

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