The Contestation of Discourses on Sustainable Development in the Controversy of Benoa Bay Reclamation

Wiranata, I Made Anom and Mardliyah, Sjafiatul and Achmad, Zainal Abidin (2016) The Contestation of Discourses on Sustainable Development in the Controversy of Benoa Bay Reclamation. In: International Conference on Contemporary and Political Affair (ICoCSPA) 2016, 15-16 Nopember 2016, Universitas Airlangga Surabaya.

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Benoa Bay has been a contested space since groups of civil society organizations and custom villages resist the provincial and national government decision to allow the reclamation of the bay. The protest was initiated by groups of NGOs and individuals in 2013 and followed by tens of custom villages in 2015. This article aimsis to analyze the contestation of discourses between proponent and opponent of the reclamation project plan. This research applies qualitative method with document study as its data gathering technique. By using discourse analysis technique, this article hasfound that the controversy of Benoa Bay reclamation involves a contestation of discourses in development in relations to environment. In the contestation of discourses, actors compete to gain public and decision making acceptance by using framesand narratives in order to gain support fortheir definition of reality. The story-line or narratives from the investors and their supporters have inter-related texts within the discourse of mainstream ecological modernization discourse. This discourse basically mentions that the solution of environmental issue is by doing more industrialization. Environmental impact can be remedied by science and technology. The narratives from the opponents are influenced by the discourse of environmental justice which looks at the several dimensions ofjustices i.e., equity; the full function of community and nature; sustainability of local economies, and preservation of local and traditional cultures and practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > Departement of Communication
Depositing User: Zainal Abidin Achmad
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 14:48
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 14:48

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