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Transnational publics and environmental conflict in the Asian Century


Lester, L, Transnational publics and environmental conflict in the Asian Century, Media International Australia, 150 pp. 167-178. ISSN 1329-878X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Conflict over landscape use, resource access and environmental futures has become a central feature of contemporary political life. Increasingly, these conflicts are articulated, negotiated and potentially resolved across national boundaries and complex networks of media and communications. Within the context of intensifYing pressure for resources, market opportunities and changing media practices, this article examines the multi-directional and multi-layered flows of political communication and action that are developing within the Asian region. It outlines a case of recent environmental protests targeted at Japanese and Malaysian companies involved in the procurement and sale of Australian forest products, and reveals how distant supporters are being enabled to join with those affected locally to resist development, end resource procurement and undermine growth strategies.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:public debate, market campaigns, transnational protest
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Lester, L (Professor Libby Lester)
ID Code:90657
Year Published:2014
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP1095173)
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-04-15
Last Modified:2018-02-13

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