Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: The politics of hydraulic fracturing in Germany : party competition at different levels of government
Authors : Tosun, Jale
Lang, Achim
DOI : 10.1057/978-1-137-59574-4_7
Published in : Policy debates on hydraulic fracturing
Editors of the parent work: Weible, Christopher M.
Heikkila, Tanya
Ingold, Karin
Fischer, Manuel
Pages : 177
Pages to: 200
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
ISBN: 978-1-137-60376-0
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 320: Politics
620: Engineering
Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing has been practiced in Germany for decades, and several attempts have been made to legalize and regulate new drilling methods, which eventually led to the approval of a law to effectively ban this activity in 2016. In this study, we explore the characteristics of the German political debate on hydraulic fracturing. Our explanatory model, which is grounded in the advocacy coalition framework, is based on two arguments. First, the uncertainty surrounding the use and effects of hydraulic fracturing prompts opponents to argue for the use of the precautionary principle, which is typically invoked in German political discourse when effects are highly uncertain. Second, party competition takes place at the federal as well as the federal states level. The blurring of party competition boundaries typically leads to highly volatile advocacy coalitions.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Management (IVM)
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