Faculty Publications

Title

The role of social media in enforcing environmental justice around the world

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media

First Page

123

Last Page

156

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.

Original Publication Date

12-21-2016

DOI of published version

10.4018/978-1-5225-2019-1.ch006

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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