Faculty Advisor

Addison, W A

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Abstract

This project seeks to examine the miscommunications that arise in discussions concerning electricity deregulation and its environmental impact due to the participants' opposing discourses of environmental reality. Discourses dominant in the debate are analyzed, and interviews conducted with participants in the deregulation and environmental debate. The interview data is analyzed, with special emphasis on the different associational loads the concepts being debated must bear within each discourse. Recommendations are made on ways for participants to reach a mutually satisfactory consensus.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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