Policy Debates on Hydraulic Fracturing. Comparing Coalition Politics in North America and Europe

Weible, Christopher M.; Heikkila, Tanya; Ingold, Karin; Fischer, Manuel (eds.) (2016). Policy Debates on Hydraulic Fracturing. Comparing Coalition Politics in North America and Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 10.1057/978-1-137-59574-4

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This edited volume compares seven countries in North America and Europe on the highly topical issue of oil and gas development that uses hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The comparative analysis is based on the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) and guided by two questions: First, in each country, what are current coalitions and the related policy output? Second, based on the current situation, what are the chances for future policy change? This book is the first to use a social science approach to analyze hydraulic fracturing debates and the first application of the ACF that is deliberately comparative. The contributions in this book advance our understanding about the formation of coalitions and development of public policy in the context of different forms of government and economically recoverable natural resources.

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Book (Edited Volume)


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)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Ingold, Karin Mirjam, Fischer, Manuel (B)


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science




Palgrave Macmillan




Fadri Crameri

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05 Jan 2017 16:05

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29 Mar 2023 23:35

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