Does discourse matter? Discourse analysis in environmental policy making

  title={Does discourse matter? Discourse analysis in environmental policy making},
  author={Peter H. Feindt and Angela Oels},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Policy \& Planning},
  pages={161 - 173}
This Special Issue is concerned with theories and methodologies of discourse analysis and their contribution to environmental policy research in particular. It is a response to three theoretical challenges in the field of environmental policy and public management of natural resources: (i) environmental policy problems are obviously the effect of social constructions although they concern 'natural' objects; (ii) struggles about concepts, knowledge and meaning are an essential element of… Expand
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