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Title: Public participation and environmental impact assessment in Romania : the case of Roșia Montana : a call for the institutionalisation of public participation
Author: Esko, Susan Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2747 5946
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2011
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In this thesis I develop a critical theory of public participation and deliberation in post-communist Romania. Primarily, this theory is developed from a critical assessment of two intermediate-level Romanian institutions: the deliberative system that has formed to debate the authorisation of a proposed gold mining project in Roșia Montana, Romania and the legitimacy claims of the series of hybrid forums that were convened as part of that project's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The hybrid forum legitimacy claims were assessed based on a standard of hybrid forum legitimacy developed in this thesis from deliberative democracy theory and practice. Grounded in new institutionalism theory, this thesis describes the historical and contemporary socio-economic conditions that have shaped Romanian public participation and deliberation.
Supervisor: Perrigo, Sarah; Gallagher, Tom G. P. Sponsor: American Fulbright Commission
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Public participation ; Consultation ; Romania ; Environmental impact ; Assessment ; Democracy ; Bureaucracy ; Ros?ia Montana