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Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments

Elliott, Eva, Harrop, Emily and Williams, Gareth Howard 2009. Contesting the science: public health knowledge and action in controversial land-use developments. In: Benett, Peter, Calman, Kenneth, Curtis, Sarah and Fischbacher-Smith, Denis eds. Risk Communication and Public Health (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 181-196. (10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.12)

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Abstract

This chapter explores two different forms of public protest against land developments that were considered by local people to threaten public health. They diverged in terms of their means of struggle and in the different opportunity structures open to them. In the first example, a protest group, known as ‘Rhondda Against Nanty-y-Gwyddon Tip’ or RANT, came to pursue an oppositional course in their struggle to close and make safe a local landfill site. In the second, local residents used the process of a health impact assessment (HIA), through a university-based HIA support unit and the national public health service for Wales, to present evidence on possible risks to public health in an appeal against an application to extend an opencast mine.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Institute of Society and Health (CISHE)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199562848
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Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 21:16
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/28663

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