Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Investigating environmental policies under various environmental discourses
Authors: Chung, RCM
Fong, SWP 
Shen, GQP 
Keywords: Environmental movement
Environmental policy
Discourse analysis
Ecological modernization
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Faculty of Construction and Land Use, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Source: Proceedings : 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, v. 2, p. 526-532 How to cite?
Abstract: An environmental discourse is a set of unified contexts, approaches and beliefs surrounding an ideology that shapes the actions of governments and organizations in handling environmental issues. The embedded ideologies influence the hierarchy of issues and actors in handling the issues and ultimately determine how key actors and stakeholders interact.This paper explores the effect of environmental discourses in environmental policy formation and subsequent changes in policy style. Different environmental discourses will be investigated to understand the basic characteristics. Policy style in different developing countries will be assessed to identify their dominant discourse. The compatibility of the current social-political structure with sustainability will also be assessed. Discourse analysis helps to illustrate the prevailing environmental movement and policy style of a society, which in tum helps to show the way to greater sustainability.
ISBN: 978-988-17311-7-3
Rights: © 2011 Faculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong
Appears in Collections:Conference Paper

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Chung_Environmental_Policies_Discourses.pdf1.12 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Contents

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
Citations as of Aug 14, 2018


Citations as of Aug 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.