Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability: The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century

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Lexington Books, May 18, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability provides a detailed and empirical analysis of the institutions, governing logics, risk-management practices, and crisis communication strategies involved in the 2007–2008 financial crisis, the 2010 BP oil crisis, and the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis. These human-engineered crises threaten sustainability through resource depletion, environmental degradation, and the growth of geo-political conflicts. Yet, the corporations responsible have returned to profitability by externalizing risks to communities and governments. In response to this pattern of crisis management, Nadesan argues that contemporary financial and energy complexes pose significant threats to liberal democracy and ecological sustainability. This book will be of interest to scholars of communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, and economics./span
 

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Contents

Crises Roots Institutional Complexes in Finance and Energy
1
The Financial Crisis 20072008
61
The BP Oil Spill Crisis 2010
107
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Crisis 2011
163
Conclusion
223
Index
237
About the Author
243
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Majia Nadesan is professor of communication studies at Arizona State University.

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