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dc.contributor.authorO'Faircheallaigh, Ciaranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:47:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:47:51Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-01-25T02:19:40Z
dc.identifier.issn01959255en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.eiar.2009.05.001en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35624
dc.description.abstractIn recent years the need to enhance public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and the efficacy of alternative mechanisms in achieving this goal, have been central themes in the EIA literature. The benefits of public participation are often taken for granted, and partly for this reason the underlying rationale for greater public participation is sometimes poorly articulated, making it more difficult to determine how to pursue it effectively. The reasons for seeking public participation are also highly diverse and not always mutually consistent. There has been limited analysis of the implications of different forms and degrees of public participation for public decision making based on EIA, and little discussion of how experience with public participation in EIA relates to debates about participation in policy making generally. This paper distinguishes various purposes for public participation in EIA, and discusses their implications for decision making. It then draws on some general models of public participation in policy making to consider how approaches to participation in EIA can be interpreted and valued, and asks what EIA experience reveals about the utility of these models. It argues that the models pay insufficient attention to the interaction that can occur between different forms of public participation; and to the fact that public participation raises issues regarding control over decision making that are not subject to resolution, but must be managed through ongoing processes of negotiation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050299en_US
dc.titlePublic participation and environmental impact assessment: Purposes, implications, and lessons for public policy makingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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