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The Role of Social Media in Enforcing Environmental Justice around the World
Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media (2016)
  • Gayle M. Pohl, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
This chapter is a critical analysis of the role that social media plays enforcing environmental justice around the world. It particularly examines how social media has been used internationally to foster Greenpeace International's actions to enforce environmental justice and compliance in three selected countries, namely India, Canada and Russia. The cases examined are a.) the Essar Ltd.'s coal mine project in the Mahan Forests in India; b.) Prirazlomnaya Oil Company's offshore drilling in the Artic Sea, and c.) Resolute Forests Products' mining in the Boreal Forest in Canada. The paper concludes that social media can be used to promote and foster environmental justice globally.
Publication Date
December 21, 2016
Editor
K. Demirhan and D. Cakr-Demirhan
Publisher
IGI Global
ISBN
978-1522520191
DOI
10.4018/978-1-5225-2019-1.ch006
Citation Information
Gayle M. Pohl. "The Role of Social Media in Enforcing Environmental Justice around the World" First editionPolitical Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media (2016) p. 123 - 156
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gayle-pohl/7/