Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Environmental Law for Sustainability, pp. 165-194, 2006

Posted: 28 Mar 2011

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Benjamin J. Richardson

University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

Jona Razzaque

University of the West of England (UWE)

Date Written: June 1, 2006

Abstract

Public participation in environmental decision-making has become an indelible feature of many environmental regulatory systems worldwide over the past few decades. Individuals and organisations affected by development approvals, pollution licences, land use plans and other types of regulatory processes have increasingly demanded greater consultation, and more transparent and accountable decisions. This article considers historical perspectives, theoretical approaches and legal mechanisms for public participation.

Keywords: participation, environmental decision making, Aarhus convention

Suggested Citation

Richardson, Benjamin J. and Razzaque, Jona, Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making (June 1, 2006). Environmental Law for Sustainability, pp. 165-194, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1794203

Benjamin J. Richardson

University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Australia

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Jona Razzaque (Contact Author)

University of the West of England (UWE) ( email )

Blackberry Hill Bristol
Bristol, Avon BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

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