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Titre :  Public participation and management of natural resources: what potential influence for participants?
Numéro :  69
Année :  2021
Volume :  XXVII
Auteur(s) :  Élizabeth DURAND, Charles DUPREZ, Stéphanie YATES
Résumé :  Several public authorities in the energy and natural resources sector in Canada and Quebec have set up participatory mechanisms to better integrate citizens'' concerns in the planning of their projects. To this end, the ministries have developed a corpus of texts structuring their approaches and their relationships with participants. The objective of this article is to study how the potential of influence granted to the participants on the decision-making process is transcribed in this documentation. We used we the documentation of four Canadian (2) and Quebec (2) counterpart ministries. From these documents, we carried out a qualitative analysis of content guided by six key principles emerging from the literature and testifying the influence granted to the participants. Although participatory approaches open the decision-making process to the general public, they are based on symbolic participation. Greater transparency and openness in the process through systematic reporting, a clearer definition of the role of the expert and the establishment of a culture of evaluation of the participatory process could help build a more authentic participation. The small sample of this study as well as the choice to retain six criteria prevent the generalization of this observation. However, the present study provides a better understanding of how public authorities in this sector of activity perceive the potential of participants to influence the decision-making process. It would be relevant for future research to see how these processes are actually set up and how participants perceive them.
Pages :  113 - 135
Type :  Research paper
Keywords :  public participation, social acceptability, participative democracy, energy and natural resources, environmental democracy
APA :  Durand, É., DUPREZ, C. et Yates, S. (2021) Participation publique et gestion des ressources naturelles : quel potentiel d’influence pour les participants?. Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels (RIPCO), XXVII(69), pp. 113-135. DOI :
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