More acted upon than acting? campaigns against waste incinerators in England

Rootes, Christopher (2009) More acted upon than acting? campaigns against waste incinerators in England. Environmental Politics, 18 (6). pp. 869-895. ISSN 0964-4016. (doi:10.1080/09644010903345652) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Campaigns against waste incineration in England never achieved prominence comparable with that of 1990s anti-roads protests. The explanation lies in the relative centrality of policies to government, the availability of allies, and the local nature of policy implementation and siting decisions. Variation in the outcomes of local campaigns is best explained by the differing political opportunity structures of local government. Historic patterns of local waste management, the timing of proposals and changes in government policy are also factors. Sharply rising costs of landfill drive waste authorities to seek alternatives, and new proposals for incineratorsincreased after 2005, provoking the establishment of a national antiincinerator network. However, increased concern about climate change and availability of new, modular waste treatment technologies reduce the appeal of incineration.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09644010903345652
Uncontrolled keywords: Friends of the earth, Greenpeace, Landfill, Political opportunity structure, Recycling, Social movement network, Waste management, climate change, environmental policy, incineration, landfill, local government, policy implementation, recycling, social movement, waste management, waste treatment, England, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37533 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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