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.
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About the Author
Majia Nadesan is professor of communication studies at Arizona State University.
Table of Contents
Chapter I: Dispossession: Liberalism’s Crisis
Chapter II: Liberal Government, Institutional Complexes and the Crisis of Dispossession
Chapter III: Dispossession and the Financial Crisis
Chapter IV: Dispossession and the BP Gulf Oil Spill
Chapter V: Dispossession and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
Chapter VI: Dispossession: Liberalism’s Crisis