A decade of discourse analysis of environmental politics: Achievements, challenges, perspectives

  title={A decade of discourse analysis of environmental politics: Achievements, challenges, perspectives},
  author={Maarten A. Hajer and Wytske Versteeg},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Policy \& Planning},
  pages={175 - 184}
  • M. Hajer, W. Versteeg
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning
Abstract This article assesses the contribution of discourse analysis to the study of environmental politics over the period of the past decade. Defining discourse as a particular linguistic regularity that can be found in conversations distinguishes it from ‘deliberation’ and ‘discussion’. Discourse analysis is seen as focused on situational logics studying ‘language-in-use’. Three strengths of discourse analysis are highlighted: its capacity to reveal the role of language in politics, its… 
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