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  • Public participation and social acceptability in the Philippine EIA process.

    Author(s) : Cooper, L. M.Elliott, J. A.

    Author Affiliation : TH Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, RSM Building, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP, UK.

    Author Email : lourdes.cooper@ic.ac.ukJ.A.Elliott@bton.ac.uk

    Journal article : Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 2000 Vol.2 No.3 pp.339-367 ref.many

    Abstract : The PhilippinesphilippinesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    has employed since 1992 an innovative requirement to demonstrate social acceptability in project planning as a means through which public participation can be established. This paper discusses the participatory mechanisms used and evaluates the effectiveness of public participation in three case studiescase studiesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    from key development sectors. In doing so, the existing conceptual frameworks for evaluating public participation are further developed through insights to community empowermentempowermentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and sustainabilitysustainabilitySubject Category: Properties
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    in particular. Increased public participation has resulted in improvements in the environmental impactenvironmental impactSubject Category: Properties
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    assessment process and environmental decision making in the Philippines. The evaluation of the case studies also reveals substantial issues of conflict within the communitiescommunitiesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and of the representation of diverse local interests at core stages in the planning process.

    ISSN : 1464-3332

    DOI : 10.1142/S1464333200000400

    Record Number : 20023083569

    Publisher : Imperial College Press

    Location of publication : London

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : case studiescase studiesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , communitiescommunitiesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , community involvementcommunity involvementSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , environmental assessmentenvironmental assessmentSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , environmental impactenvironmental impactSubject Category: Properties
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    , social impactsocial impactSubject Category: Properties
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    , social participationsocial participationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , sustainabilitysustainabilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , empowermentempowermentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : citizen participation, environmental effects

    Geographical Location(s) : PhilippinesphilippinesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , ASEAN Countriesasean countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , South East Asiasouth east asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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