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dc.contributor.authorCurran, Giorel
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-17T23:24:38Z
dc.date.available2017-07-17T23:24:38Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2016.10.042
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/341985
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the contestation dynamics between the unconventional gas mining sector and its challengers through the prism of the social licence to operate. Social licence is a dominant narrative in the mining sector today and as a signifier of the sector's CSR credentials, the term is an influential one. Its capacity to confer project legitimacy, and hence avoid the risks of community opposition, helps explain why most companies seek to gain one. Today both gas proponents and opponents talk the language of social licence: the former to defend their projects, the latter to challenge them. Yet, beyond rhetoric, the precise meaning of social licence remains elusive. This paper uses a case study of community opposition to primarily coal seam gas projects in an eastern Australian region to explore how the absence of a precise meaning for social licence has created a strategic opportunity space for the industry's opponents to invest social licence with a potent democracy frame. This democracy framing has proved particularly effective as a contestation tool and helps explain the outcomes in this case.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom427
dc.relation.ispartofpageto435
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnergy Policy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCorporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150303
dc.titleSocial licence, corporate social responsibility and coal seam gas: framing the new political dynamics of contestation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionpost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorCurran, Giorel M.


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