Global Accountability: National Accountability.: Framing Accountability in the Australian Context of Climate Change
2008 (English)In: Contingencies and crisis management, ISSN 0966-0879, Vol. 16, no 2, 70-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Climate change has been seen as a crisis looming in the future, and has therefore not reached the top of the political agenda. This no longer holds true when looking at Australia, where climate change has become high politics. In this paper we examine the Australian electoral debate in terms of accountability framing, where the Government and Opposition were involved in a 'framing contest'. We argue that theories on accountability framing in crisis need to be modified in order to capture the complex dynamics of climate change due to its scientific uncertainty and global nature. After conducting and inductive study of Australian Broadcasting Corporation-reporting we found three themes to be of importance for accountability in the 'risk society': labeling, linking and coping.
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2008. Vol. 16, no 2, 70-79 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-16553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-16553DiVA: diva2:183073