The politics of global warming: conservative, liberal and radical perspectives on climate change in 21st century British press

Stephens, Rachael (2011) The politics of global warming: conservative, liberal and radical perspectives on climate change in 21st century British press. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will assess the representation of global warming through 21st Century British press, focusing on three main perspectives: conservative, liberal and radical. Although the media show a wide coverage on the topic of climate change, it is questionable as to how informative and influential they are towards the general public. The causes and effects of global warming which result in the ‘greenhouse effect’ were acknowledged by most industrialised countries, with the exception of China and America, and protocols were initiated. This will be examined, followed by an in depth discussion of the Conservative, Liberal and Radical ideologies. A critical discourse analysis will be conducted to further support this research, which will include the many factors linked to global warming, such as man- made and human activities. Overall, this study will highlight the conflicting messages expressed by conservative and liberal newspapers and will analyse radical authors' critiques of both newspapers.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 16:04
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/7030

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