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The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom: Hegemony, policy and the rhetoric of 'sustainable aviation'

Steven Griggs and David Howarth

Abstract

The massive expansion of global aviation, its insatiable demand for airport capacity, and its growing contribution to carbon emissions, makes it a critical societal problem. Alongside traditional concerns about noise and air pollution, and the disruption of local communities, airport politics has been connected to the problems of climate change and peak oil. Yet it is still thought to be a driver of economic growth and connectivity in an increasingly mobile world. The Politics of Airport Expansion in the UK provides the first in-depth analysis of the protest campaigns and policymaking practice ... More

Keywords: Airport Expansion, Sustainable Aviation, Environmental Protest, Policy Change, Hegemony, Rhetoric, Poststructuralism, Logics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076138
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076138.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Griggs, author

David Howarth, author