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Networks, protest and regulatory systems: the case of energy from waste

Hacking, Nick ORCID: and Flynn, Andrew ORCID: 2014. Networks, protest and regulatory systems: the case of energy from waste. Local Environment 19 (3) , pp. 334-355. 10.1080/13549839.2013.790353

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In this paper, we examine the claims that competing networks make over the safety or risk attached to an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Crymlyn Burrows in South Wales. The paper draws upon a governmentality perspective and identifies three networks at the heart of decision-making: a dissenter network, a developer network and a regulatory network. The arguments put forward by the networks reveal much about how power relations are realised at a local level. The paper draws upon a longitudinal case study approach to demonstrate that networks have a life beyond a development decision and that key actors can align themselves with competing networks at different points in the development and operation phase of an EfW plant.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: governmentality ; networks ; incineration ; participation ; stakeholders
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1354-9839
Date of Acceptance: 28 December 2012
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 11:08

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