Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

by Susan F. Hirsch, E. Franklin Dukes

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Overview

Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining. Looking beyond the slogans and seemingly irreconcilable differences, however, can reveal deeper causes of conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821421109
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Stud in Conflict, Justice, & Soc Change Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 823,140
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan F. Hirsch is professor and the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Chair at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She is the author of Pronouncing and Persevering: Gender and Discourse in an African Islamic Court, In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice, and Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

1 Introduction: The Bands Play On 1

2 The Conflict over Mountaintop Mining 9

3 Who Is a Stakeholder? 27

4 Conflict Dynamics and Stakeholder Experiences 53

5 Building Consensus among Stakeholders 79

6 Stakeholders and the Politics of Conflict 99

7 Conclusion: The Prospects for Change 115

Notes 123

Reference 131

Index 139

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