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Facility siting : risk, power and identity in land use planning

Author: Åsa Boholm; Ragnar Löfstedt
Publisher: London ; Sterling (VA) : Earthscan, cop. 2004.
Series: Risk, society and policy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of infrastructure and industrial facilities. Going beyond NIMBY-ism, experts in a variety of fields bring a multiperspective analysis from science, law and media to case studies from the UK, US and Europe, and expose the political and cultural dimensions of siting conflicts. In the process they show how place attachment and notions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Åsa Boholm; Ragnar Löfstedt
ISBN: 1844071464 9781844071463
OCLC Number: 921143495
Notes: Accès à la table des matières.
Description: 1 vol. (xxv-229 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction * The Importance of Context in Siting Controversies: The Case of High-level Nuclear Waste in the US * Where Does It Go? Siting Methods and Social Representations of Radioactive Waste in France * Institutional Thinking in Siting Conflicts: The Case of stripa Mine * Siting Conflicts in Renewable Energy Projects: Biogas Case Study * The Smell of Money: Minor Risks and Olfactory Sensibilities (Anatomy of a Protest) * Living with Technological Risk: Industrial Encroachment on Sense of Place * Visualizing Place and Belonging: Landscape Refined in a Swedish Farming Community * Shifting Risks: Hoover Dam Impacts on American Indian Sacred Landscapes * The Invention of a Minority: A Case from the Aragonese Pyrenees * Schismogenesis in a Swedish Case of Rail Track Planning * When Complexity Becomes a Problem: 'Law' and 'Fairness' on Separate Tracks in Sweden * Notes * References * Index
Series Title: Risk, society and policy series.
Responsibility: edited by Åsa Boholm and Ragnar E. Löfstedt.

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From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and  Read more...

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