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Energy Projects, Social Licence, Public Acceptance and Regulatory Systems in Canada: A White Paper

106 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2016  

John Colton

Acadia University

Kenneth Corscadden

Dalhousie University

Stewart Fast

Queen's University

Monica Gattinger

Independent

Joel Gehman

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Martha Hall Findlay

Independent

Dylan Morgan

Independent

Judith Sayers

University of Victoria

Jennifer Winter

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy; University of Calgary - Dept of Economics

Adonis Yatchew

Independent

Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

This white paper reports on the results of a year-long interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at identifying and summarizing extant research regarding social licence and related concepts, with a particular emphasis on understanding its implications for public acceptance of energy projects in Canada, and their related regulatory processes.

Keywords: Social License, Public Acceptance, Energy, Regulation, Legitimacy

JEL Classification: Q48, M14, Q20, Q30

Suggested Citation

Colton, John and Corscadden, Kenneth and Fast, Stewart and Gattinger, Monica and Gehman, Joel and Hall Findlay, Martha and Morgan, Dylan and Sayers, Judith and Winter, Jennifer and Yatchew, Adonis, Energy Projects, Social Licence, Public Acceptance and Regulatory Systems in Canada: A White Paper (June 1, 2016). SPP Research Paper No. Volume 9 • Issue 20 • May 2016; University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2788022. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2788022 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2788022

John Colton

Acadia University ( email )

307 Rhodes Hall
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 1X9
Canada

Kenneth Corscadden

Dalhousie University ( email )

6225 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Canada

Stewart Fast

Queen's University ( email )

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada

Monica Gattinger

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Joel Gehman (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada
(780) 248-5855 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.joelgehman.com

Martha Hall Findlay

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Dylan Morgan

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Judith Sayers

University of Victoria ( email )

3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2
Canada

Jennifer Winter

University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy ( email )

Calgary, Alberta
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.policyschool.ca

University of Calgary - Dept of Economics ( email )

2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Adonis Yatchew

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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