Arealkrav i jærlandskapet: En studie av medias fremstilling
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionTidsskriftet Utmark. 2017, 2017 (1), .
The Jæren landscape in south-west Norway is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the country. It is also an area with population increase and with favorable locations for wind-parks. These different claims on the landscape and land use leads to conflicts. Through an analysis of how these different claims are presented in the regional newspaper we investigate what conflicts are presented and how? Which actors are involved? Which landscape views or values can be identified? The analysis show that there are a number of actors involved or portrayed in the media discourse and that the rhetoric is most pinpointed when it comes to wind-parks. However, there are some general dimensions to be found regarding landscape values, understandings of nature or different rural discourses. Other emerging topics relates to ‘green vs green’ dilemmas, landscape seen as static or dynamic, and a central-local dimension regarding which authorities or institutions are decisive in the development of the Jæren landscape.