Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability

Crisis Communication, Liberal Democracy, and Ecological Sustainability : The Threat of Financial and Energy Complexes in the Twenty-First Century

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Through detailed and empirical analysis of the institutions, governing logics, risk-management practices, and crisis communications involved in the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the 2010 BP oil crisis, and the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, this book demonstrates that contemporary financial and energy complexes pose significant threats to liberal democracy and ecological sustainability.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25mm | 567g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 tables
  • 073919495X
  • 9780739194959

About Majia Nadesan

Majia Nadesan is professor of communication studies at Arizona State University.show more

Review quote

A penetrating account of the cause and the aftermath of three disasters: the 2008 financial crisis, the BP oil spill in the Gulf, and the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Nadesan shows how the alliance of nation state interests and powerful corporations, under a neoliberal philosophy, harmed the citizens of Japan and the United States, and wreaked serious ecological damage in the oil and nuclear cases. Her viewpoint goes far beyond the usual analysis of these crises by examining the institutional forces that enabled them. The indifference to the public good which links them all, along with the secrecy, cover-ups, denials, and failure to take remedial steps in the aftermath is thoroughly documented. -- Charles Perrow, Yale Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter I: Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisis Chapter II: Liberal Government, Institutional Complexes and the Crisis of Dispossession Chapter III: Dispossession and the Financial Crisis Chapter IV: Dispossession and the BP Gulf Oil Spill Chapter V: Dispossession and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Chapter VI: Dispossession: Liberalism's Crisisshow more