Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
“Accidents Without Borders”? The Renationalization of a Global Problem in the French Media
In
Globalizing Issues. How Claims, Frames, and Problems Cross Borders
Author(s)
ARNHOLD Valerie - Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) (Author)
NEVEU Erik - (Publishing director)
SURDEZ Muriel - (Publishing director)
Editor
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
117 - 136 p.
ISBN
9783030520434
Keywords
nuclear energy, accident, Chernobyl, Fukushima, France
Abstract
EN
Although nuclear accidents are often presented as inherently global issues, the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011 developed above all into a problem for France in the French news media. This seems surprising when compared to the coverage of Chernobyl in 1986, which rendered international debates visible. Based on a comparative analysis of the newspaper Le Monde and the TV channel France 2, this chapter shows how these changes of frames can be related to the creation, since Chernobyl, of transnational organizations for nuclear safety. These bodies reframed the ways in which the international effects of nuclear energy appear in the news media, reducing the visibility of international stakes in this controversial policy field. Government agencies play a key role in “renationalizing” nuclear accidents by adapting international stakes and information to national contexts.

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