Investigating environmental policies under various environmental discourses

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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 ofthe 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 turn helps to show the way to greater sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
EditorsSamson Zhoujun Liu, Arshad Ali Javed, Faye Danfei Ni, Allan Weilin Shen
PublisherFaculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages526-532
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789881731173
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/1112/07/11

Keywords

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Ecological Modernization
  • Environmental Movement
  • Environmental Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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