Communication for the Commons book published

commonsOver at the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), we have finally completed work on Communication for the Commons: Revisiting Participation and Environment. It’s an anthology that pulls together selected papers and posters from the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment. The conference took place in Uppsala, Sweden, June 6-11, 2013.

The book is edited by myself, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Stephen P. Depoe of the University of Cincinnati.Here is the table of contents:


  • Post Rio Communication Styles for Deliberation – between individualization and collective action by Pernille Almlund, Jesper Holm
  • A Voice in the Wilderness: Cultural Barriers to Land Use Planning as Deliberative Democracy by Matthew Hoffman
  • Participation, learning and sustainable fisheries: the case of co-management at lake Vättern, Sweden by Cecilia Lundholm, Christian Stöhr, Beatrice Crona
  • Joint Forest Management in India: A Case Study of East Sikkim, India by Paulami Banerjee
  • Water Policy by Public Design on the Texas Coast by Chara J. Ragland
  • Process Literacy Across Shifting Rhetorical Frameworks in Internal Coalition Maintenance by Deborah Cox Callister
  • The Value of Environment in the Controversy Over Antibacterial Silver: A Swedish Case Study by Max Boholm, Rickard Arvidsson
  • Biosphere Reserves, a Matter of Communication Processes, Developing Models for Sustainability: Environmental Communication Processes with Different
  • Expressions that Either Formulate Opportunities or Form Possibilities by Kristina Börebäck
  • Developing an Ecotourism Foundation in Indonesian National Parks by Adriana Salas
  • A Comparative Study Evaluating Conservation Education in Indonesian Provinces: Hinduism in Bali versus Islam in East Kalimantan by Bianca Ramirez
  • Supporting Water Governance and Climate Change Adaptation Through Systemic Praxis by Chris Blackmore, Ray Ison, Kevin Collins
  • The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: Can It Move Beyond Just Hunting? by Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker, Israel D. Parker
  • ImagineNATIVE 2012: Film Festival Eco-imaginations and Practices by Salma Monani, Miranda Brady
  • A Contradictory Approach to the Right of Public Access: Exploring Relational Factors in the Case of Agritourism by Elvira Caselunghe, Hanna Ljunggren Bergeå
  • Struggles for Water in Colombia: Communication and the Participation of Citizens by Valeria Llano-Arias
  • Flows, Locomotion, and the Wild West: Mobile Participation through North Dakota’s Oil Boom by Brian Cozen
  • Hydrofracking in the News: How Media Coverage of Hydraulic Fracturing Shapes Public Discourse About Emerging Energy Technologies in the U.S. by Katelind M. Batill, Andrea Feldpausch-Parker
  • Re-imaging the Commons as “the Green Economy” by Joanna Boehnert
  • Can Stakeholders Hold the Commons? English as the Global Language of Capitalism and that of Sustainability: Contradictions and Potentials by M. Cristina Caimotto
  • Revisiting Participation: Who Matters by Chara J. Ragland, Adrienne Strubb
  • Participation in Environmental Communication: Culture, Nature, and Literature by Maris Sõrmus
  • Your Place, My Place, or Some Place More Exciting: Pro-Creative Possibilities for Environmental Communication Scholarship by James G. Cantrill
  • Mountains and Handrails: Risk, Meaning, and Responsibility in Three National Parks by Laura N. Rickard
  • Apocalyptic Framing and Conservative Action: Discourses of Climate Change Communicated in Swedish Mass Media, 2006-2009 by Jonas Anshelm, Martin Hultman
  • Climate News Across Media Platforms: A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change Communication on Different News Platforms by Mikkel Fugl Eskjær
  • Overcoming the Issue Attention Cycle: Four Possible Ingredients of a Successful Climate Movement by Neil Stenhouse, Susanna Priest
  • Experiential Programs for Educators: A Case Study on Coastal Policy Communication in Cebu, Philippines by David W. Knight, Arren M. Allegretti
  • Learning in the Beat: What Influences Environmental Journalists’ Perception of Knowledge? by Bruno Takahashi, Edson Tandoc, Jr.
  • Putting the U in Carbon Capture and Storage: Performances of Rupture within the CCS Scientific Community by Danielle Endres, Brian Cozen, Megan O’Byrne, Andrea Feldpausch-Parker
  • Articulating Resistance to Nuclear Power: Local Tactics and Strategic Connections in a Nuclear Construction Financing Controversy by William J. Kinsella, Ashley R. Kelly. Meagan Kittle Autry
  • Proof Of Power: An Exploration Of Clashing Evidence-Based Claims In The A.N.W.R. Oil Drilling Debate by Jessica R. Moyer
  • Meta-learning in the U.K. Environmental Movement: Culture Change Theories and Their Pedagogical Implications by Callum McGregor
  • Social Media and Environmental Activism in China: Enacting Social Change on Wild Public Screens by Kevin Michael DeLuca, Elizabeth Brunner
  • Negotiating the End of the World in Climate Change Rhetoric: Climate Skepticism, Science, and Arguments by Emma Frances Bloomfield, Randall A. Lake
  • Masculinity and Making Do: Outdoor Recreation’s Risky Rhetoric by Samantha Senda-Cook
  • “The Closer the Better”: Possibilities and Limitations with Frontline Management. Lessons from the Majella National Park, Italy by Serena Cinque, Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist
  • Promoting Sustainable Transportation across Campus Communities using the Transtheoretical Model of Change by Norbert Mundorf, Colleen A. Redding, Tat Fu, Andrea Paiva, Leslie Brick, James O. Prochaska
  • The Visual Rhetoric of Climate Change Documentaries: Aerial Shots and Interviews by Helen Hughes
    The Ghost of Dr. Mesmer or the Illusionary World of Fantastic Claims by Dominique M. Richard
  • Distrust as a Tool in an Environmental Conflict by Marie-Ève Maillé, Johanne Saint-Charles
  • “Blue is the New Green”: Neoliberal Logic and the Co-optation of Environmental Justice Discourses in the Pennsylvania Fracking Debate by Katherine Cruger, Michael Finewood
  • Citizen-Sourcing and Reframing Environmental Discourse: An Analysis of Frances Moore Lappé’s EcoMind by Emilie O. Falc
  • Eco-Jokes and Their Relation to the UnCO2nscious: Larry David’s “Curb Global Warming” Campaign and Other Environmental Comedies by Xinghua Li
  • Policy Issues Dominate U.S. Environmental News: A Content Analysis of Seven U.S. Newspapers’ Coverage of Environmental Issues from 1970-2010 by Susan Grantham, Edward T. Vieira, Jr.
  • Assessing the Cognitive Autonomy of Audiences Towards Environmental Media Messages by Pierre Fastrez, Coralie Meurice, Thierry De Smedt, Julie Matagne


  • Press Coverage and Framing of Climate Change Issues in Nigeria: A Boost or Constraint for Participation Opportunities? by Herbert E. Batta, Ashong C. Ashong, Abdullahi S. Bashir
  • Participatory Art Exhibitions: Public Pedagogy and Global Climate Change by Andrew Bieler
  • The Green Economy: Discourse and Problem Map by Joanna Boehnert
  • Nature Incorporated: the Commons in a Spreadsheet by Mark Brown
  • Paradise and poverty: How Cultural Identity Supports Environmental Journalism in Jamaica and Nepal by Elizabeth Burch
  • Communicating New Perspectives of the Commons Through Art by Darlene Farris-LaBar
  • Blowin’ in the Wind: How Collaborative Governance Communication Can Reduce Wind Power Siting Disputes in the United States by Susan Grantham
  • Credibility at Stake? “Clean, green” New Zealand in the News by Florian M. Kaefer
  • The Carrot or the Stick Approach? Effective Delivery of Behavioural Changes Towards Energy Conservation and the Use of Renewable Energy in Local Communities by Josephine I. Mmojieje
  • Hunting Elk on YouTube: An Ecocritical Perspective on the Nature-Human Relationship in User-Generated Media by Cecilia Mörner, Ulrika Olausson
  • Media’s Role in Informing Public Opinion on Environmental Health Risk: Motivating Health Informed Policy? by Linda J. Pfeiffer, Eun Jeong Koh
  • Crossing Borders: Immigration and Agriculture in the Press by Jean P. Retzinger
  • Communicating Adaptation to Climate Change in Thailand: Communication Concepts for Practical Adaptation by Sukanya Sereeonchai
  • Mediated participation: The Case of Belo Monte Supporters and the Movimento Gota D’Água Dialogue on the Internet by Vivian Paes Barretto Smith
  • An Urban Environmental Handbook by Stinne Storm Folving
  • Environmental Observatories and Citizens Participation: Virtual Public Arenas? by María Ángela Torres Kremers
  • Politics, Logistics and Natural Resources: Cornerstones of the Sustainability Concept in Local Level Communication by Anne-Marie Tuomala, Heimo Tuomala