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Frack Off: Climate Change, CSR, Citizen Activism and the Shaping of National Energy Policy.

McQueen, D., 2019. Frack Off: Climate Change, CSR, Citizen Activism and the Shaping of National Energy Policy. In: Farache, F., Grigore, G., Stancu, A. and McQueen, D., eds. Responsible People: The Role of the Individual in CSR, Entrepreneurship and Management Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-10740-6


The chapter explores the often overlooked significance of citizen activism in advancing notions of corporate responsibility and shaping more sustainable energy policies and legislation at the regional, national and transnational level. This idea is developed with respect to the development of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the US and Europe. It shows how activists and protestors can play a central role in shifting public attitudes, changing the terms of debate, influencing political policy and shaping national legislation. While such anti-fracking movements may not always be successful, in parts of Europe particularly, they have helped shape national debates and policy outcomes around fracking. The chapter argues that in light of current warnings around the need to shift from fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change that such protest movements are the only responsible response to corporate and government failures and can be seen as a driver of long-term progress towards a more sustainable and socially responsible energy sector.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility
Number of Pages:320
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32023
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:11 Mar 2019 09:52
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:15


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