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Craig Thomas

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  • MSc Environmental Governance, University of Manchester
  • BA (Hons) 2:1 Classical Civilisation (European), University of Leeds

Thesis title

Fracking, place and citizenship in contemporary Britain: The geography of uneven responses to proposed shale-gas development at Barton Moss, Salford.


Research details

My research looks at the case of proposed shale gas development, or ‘fracking’ at the Barton Moss site in the City of Salford, which represents a new energy landscape in the city-region of Greater Manchester.

It asks how people and stakeholders both relate and respond (or not) to the proposed development. To build a theoretical framework, I have drawn on research into neoliberalisation, risk society and post-politics, using energy landscapes as a lens to draw out issues of place and citizenship.

Research interest

  • Energy landscapes
  • Citizenship
  • Neoliberalism
  • Risk society
  • Post politics