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Title
Wind farm struggles in Flanders fields : a sociological perspective
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Abstract
In this article we analyse how protests against wind farms reflect symbolic distances or alienations, typical to Flanders (Belgium), as consequences of wider societal trends. A thorough qualitative study of three wind farm projects in Flanders, including group discussions and interviews with crucial stakeholders, shows that the current siting process reinforces disagreements and leads to a stalemate between different framings of the wind farms. Using insights from our case studies and the literature, we argue for spatial planning which strives for a negotiation over acceptable solutions rather than acceptance of fixed proposals.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Energy policy. - Guildford, 1973, currens
Publication
Guildford : 2013
ISSN
0301-4215 [print]
1873-6777 [online]
Volume/pages
59(2013), p. 321-328
ISI
000323235700029
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Last edited 15.09.2017
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