Reconstruction of the boundary between climate science and politics: The IPCC in the Japanese mass media, 1988-2007

Shinichiro Asayama, Atsushi Ishii

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抄録

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) plays a significant role in bridging the boundary between climate science and politics. Media coverage is crucial for understanding how climate science is communicated and embedded in society. This study analyzes the discursive construction of the IPCC in three Japanese newspapers from 1988 to 2007 in terms of the science-politics boundary. The results show media discourses engaged in boundary-work which rhetorically separated science and politics, and constructed the iconic image of the IPCC as a pure scientific authority. In the linkages between the global and national arenas of climate change, the media "domesticate" the issue, translating the global nature of climate change into a discourse that suits the national context. We argue that the Japanese media's boundary-work is part of the media domestication that reconstructed the boundary between climate science and politics reflecting the Japanese context.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)189-203
ページ数15
ジャーナルPublic Understanding of Science
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2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 通信
  • 発達心理学および教育心理学
  • 人文科学(その他)

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