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The Regime of Invisibility in Closed Spaces of Debate

How and Why Shale Gas Was Perceived as a Non-Problem for Almost a Year in France

Sébastien Chailleux and Philippe Zittoun

On 1 March 2010, the French Minister of Ecology granted three shale gas exploration licenses in southeast France to companies Total and Schuepbach, without raising any particular reaction from the media or from environmental non

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The Ordering of Green Values

Ecological Justification in Public Fracking Controversies in Germany and Poland

Claudia Foltyn, Reiner Keller, and Matthias S. Klaes

Modes of Justification in Public Fracking Controversies Beginning in the first decade of the twenty-first century, using hydraulic fracturing techniques to extract shale gas raised strong concerns and disputes about environmental risks

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Lessons from the Framing Contest over UK Shale Development

Impotence and Austerity in Environmental Politics

Laurence Williams

Enthusiasm for encouraging the development of a domestic shale gas industry began to grow among UK policy makers from 2011. The government started to firm up their support for such an industry by late 2012, and this policy support remained intact

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Does “Social” Mean “Public”?

The Cognitive, Collaboration, and Communication Functions of Using Facebook in Local Protest against Shale Gas Extraction: The Case of Żurawlów

Wit Hubert and Aleksandra Wagner

After the International Energy Agency published the well-known report on shale gas deposits in Poland in 2011, shale gas became the hot topic in Polish discourse on energy. “Poland jumped on this project with great enthusiasm and set out to build

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Fracking and Democracy in the United Kingdom

The Dark Side of Egalitarianism

Anna Szolucha

egalitarian impulses that are simultaneously imbued with grand ideals of equality and justice and driven by bitter experiences of hostility and wrong. Wherever I went, the extent of social, political, and personal transformation that shale gas exploration and

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Introduction: What is Fracking a Case of?

Theoretical Lessons from European Case Studies

Roberto Cantoni, Claudia Foltyn, Reiner Keller, and Matthias S. Klaes

When we started to plan this special issue, shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) as a technology and its related social conflicts seemed to be—except in very few countries, such as the United States—an environmental issue in

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The Usefulness of Interactive Governance for Underground Planning

Ehsan Nouzari, Thomas Hartmann, and Tejo Spit

failed policy processes of the past related to underground planning. Notable are the policy processes for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the municipality of Barendrecht (2006–2010) and the extraction of shale gas in the municipalities of Boxtel and

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Engaged Anthropology and Scholar Activism

Double Contentions

Elisabet Dueholm Rasch, Floor van der Hout, and Michiel Köhne

.” Etnofoor 29 ( 2 ): 23 – 38 . Rasch , Elisabet Dueholm , and Michiel Köhne . 2016 . “ Two Engaged Academics in the Dutch Shale Gas Fields .” Practicing Anthropology 38 ( 3 ): 60 – 61 . . Rosa

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Hacking the System

Activist Teaching in the Neoliberal University

Elisabet Dueholm Rasch

addition, he is active for WOinactie , a movement that pursues better government funding for and democratization of university education in the Netherlands. In my own work with different groups that are involved in resistance against mining, shale gas

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Book Reviews

Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman, and Peter C. Little

residents in the Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, metroplex toward activism. What Gullion presents is a case study of communities within a very population-dense region whose health and lifestyles are challenged by one of the most active shale gas formations in the