Public Participation and Lay Knowledge in Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh

Shakil, S. H., & Bhuiya, M. M. R. (2014). Public Participation and Lay Knowledge in Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh E-Journal of Sociology, 11(1), 135–142.

8 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2013 Last revised: 13 Feb 2014

Date Written: January 31, 2014

Abstract

This paper analyzes the debate of public participation within environmental governance process. In doing so, significance of local knowledge in climate change adaptation process has been evaluated. An adaptation project from the coastal areas of Bangladesh has been selected to reveal more specific result and to focus the study in a very specific angle. Local knowledge has been proved as a vital factor within the adaptation planning for coastal areas in the face of threat posed by climate change. Insights from similar studies has been drawn and evaluated. Finally public participation within the broader domain of environmental governance has been found inevitable.

Keywords: Environmental Governance, Public Participation, Local Knowledge, Climate Change Adaptation, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Shakil, Shahadat and Bhuiya, Md Musfiqur Rahman, Public Participation and Lay Knowledge in Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh (January 31, 2014). Shakil, S. H., & Bhuiya, M. M. R. (2014). Public Participation and Lay Knowledge in Environmental Governance: A Case Study of Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh E-Journal of Sociology, 11(1), 135–142., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2372844 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2372844

Shahadat Shakil (Contact Author)

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