Post Rio Communication Styles for Deliberation: between individualization and collective action

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Abstract

The communicative turn in planning, multi-layered governance and governmentality are analytical concepts from various schools of thought to comprehend the emergence of new types of publicprivate politics when it comes to complex, wicked issues such as sustainability or the 3rd wave of public health: health promotion. The paper explores a research approach to compare two different policy communication tracks in order to conceive various impacts on deliberation. The tracks are constructed along the narratives individual-collective & consensus-conflictual in the discursive framing of political communication. We build on an ANT inspired methodology and look into two simultaneously evolving political agendas during the last two decades - sustainability and health promotion - that have framed communication efforts, campaigns and politics in general. How is public participation and deliberation understood in the two policy tracks along historical stages? When is governmentality politics by deliberation for the individual actor, subsequently governing for collective action a winner or a loser?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication for the Commons. Revisiting Participation and Environment : Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment
EditorsMark S. Meisner, Nadarajah Sriskandarejah, Stephen P. Depoe
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationTurtle Island
PublisherThe International Environmental Communication Association
Publication dateJun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventThe Conference on Communication and Environment : Environmental Communication: Participation Revisited: openings and closures for deliberations on the commons - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 6 Jun 201310 Jun 2013
http://theieca.org/conference/2013-conference-communication-and-environment-uppsala

Conference

ConferenceThe Conference on Communication and Environment
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period06/06/201310/06/2013
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Bibliographical note

Holm, J. and P. Almlund (2015): Post Rio Communication Styles for Deliberation - between individualization and collective action , in: Mark S. Meisner, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah and Stephen P. Depoe (eds.) Communication for the Commons - Revisiting Participation and Environment. Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment Uppsala, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, June 6-11, 2013. Published 2015

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