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The Dynamics of Environmental Issues in Australia: Concerns, Clusters and Carriers


Pakulski, J and Tranter, BK and Crook, S, The Dynamics of Environmental Issues in Australia: Concerns, Clusters and Carriers, Australian Journal of Political Science, 33, (2) pp. 235-252. ISSN 1036-1146 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10361149850633


Recent survey (AES and ISSP) data and public opinion polls show an interesting dynamic at work in public opinion on environmental issues in Australia. Environmental concerns lose urgency, detach themselves from environmental groups, their established issue-carriers, and further bifurcate into distinct 'green' and 'brown' issue clusters. These shifts in patterns of concern accompany changes in forms of public expression and in the diffusion of concerns. However, public concerns about the environment in Australia do not simply wane, but become 'routinised', that is, increasingly differentiated, independent of green groups, and linked with conventional institutional issue carriers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Pakulski, J (Professor Jan Pakulski)
UTAS Author:Tranter, BK (Professor Bruce Tranter)
ID Code:13092
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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