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Record number 551200
Title Whose Deficit Anyway? Institutional Misunderstanding of Fracking-Sceptical Publics
Author(s) Williams, Laurence; Macnaghten, Philip; Turnhout, E.; Tuinstra, W.; Halffman, Willem
Source In: Environmental Expertise Cambridge University Press - ISBN 9781316162514 - p. 90 - 103.
Department(s) WASS
Knowledge Technology and Innovation
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2019
Abstract Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a relatively new technique used to extract oil or natural gas. It is a highly contested technique, with often-fierce disagreements about its safety and environmental impacts between experts, governments, oil companies, and inhabitants. This case focuses on public resistance to fracking, offering a useful illustration of the limitations of the information deficit model (Section 4.4) and showing that controversies cannot be resolved by assuming that opposing actors suffer from an information deficit that can be rectified by means of better communication and greater public understanding of science
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