publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Para além dos obstáculos: experiências de consultas públicas e a possibilidade de ética e relevância na participação

Eunice Castro Seixas; Anabela Carvalho; Maria Fernandes-Jesus;
Open Access
  • Published: 08 Apr 2020
  • Publisher: University of Minho
  • Country: Portugal
Public consultations are increasingly used in projects with environmental impact, allegedly as a way to ensure that affected people and communities have their concerns recognised and addressed. There have been multiple criticisms of this form of public participation, with consultations frequently viewed as a tokenistic practice. In this study, we focus on a public consultation on extra-high voltage power lines projected to go from northern Portugal to northwestern Spain. We analyse citizens’ discourses regarding hindrances to participation as well as envisaged possibilities to improve it. The study draws on semi-structured interviews with 26 people and five focu...
free text keywords: consulta, discursos, ética, participação pública, relevância, consultation, discourses, ethics, public participation, relevance, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Ciências Sociais::Ciências da Comunicação, :Ciências da Comunicação [Ciências Sociais], Political science, Delegation (computing), Conta, biology.organism_classification, biology, Humanities
Funded by
FCT| EXPL/IVC-COM/1717/2012
Communication and Political Engagement with Environmental Issues
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 132390
  • Funding stream: COMPETE
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