Networks of Information Exchange Under Uncertainty: The Case of Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom

Fischer, Manuel; Ingold, Karin (4 September 2014). Networks of Information Exchange Under Uncertainty: The Case of Unconventional Gas Development in the United Kingdom (Unpublished). In: ECPR General Conference. Glasgow, Schottland. 03.-06.09.2014.

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Modern policy-making is increasingly influenced by different types of uncertainty. Political actors are supposed to behave differently under the context of uncertainty then in “usual” decision-making processes. Actors exchange information in order to convince other actors and decision-makers, to coordinate their lobbying activities and form coalitions, and to get information and learn on the substantive issue. The literature suggests that preference similarity, social trust, perceived power and functional interdependence are particularly important drivers of information exchange. We assume that social trust as well as being connected to scientific actors is more important under uncertainty than in a setting with less uncertainty. To investigate information exchange under uncertainty analyze the case of unconventional shale gas development in the UK from 2008 till 2014. Our study will rely on statistical analyses of survey data on a diverse set of actors dealing with shale gas development and regulation in the UK.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Fischer, Manuel and Ingold, Karin Mirjam

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Mirjam Ingold Michel

Date Deposited:

10 Apr 2015 12:59

Last Modified:

28 Mar 2017 13:13

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65366

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