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Karakitapoglu, Emine Behiye, 2015. Public participation in EIA process of small hydro power plants (HES) in Turkey. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Over the past few decades, participation in environmental decision-making has become a topic of considerable debate. Since there are different values and worldviews, pluralist democracy provides a relevant basis for planning participative natural resource management and implementing an inclusive environmental decision-making process. For about 15 years, widespread demonstrations to oppose
construction of small hydro power plants (called „HES‟ in Turkey) and countless lawsuits seeking for a fair, rational and inclusive construction process, brought the issue of „public participation‟(PP) into the Turkish political discussion. As a major occasion for the citizens to be effective in environmental decision-making in Turkey, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process is the focus of the study. In addition to the EIA legislation, perceptions of actors are analyzed to display the current state of the public participation issue in Turkey. Detecting existing shortcomings in the design of the PP process and implementation of three different HES project,
made it possible to acquire recommendations for improvement of the system.

Main title:Public participation in EIA process of small hydro power plants (HES) in Turkey
Authors:Karakitapoglu, Emine Behiye
Supervisor:Raitio, Kaisa
Examiner:Nordström Källström, Helena
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM026 Environmental communication and management - Master's programme
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:hydro, HES, public participation, environmental impact assessment, democracy, Turkey
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural research
Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:26 Oct 2015 15:54
Metadata Last Modified:26 Oct 2015 15:54

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