Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 320-328 January-March 2008

 

EXPLORING THE PROFILE OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROCESS IN IRAN

 

Hadi Veisi*1, Akbar Majdodin2 and Sohila Alirezanijat3

1. Environmental Sciences Research Institutes of Shahid Behesti University, Tehran (Iran)

 

Received on : August 14, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

The purpose of this study is to explore the profile of the public participation of public participation in environmental protection process. The bipolar theory of democracy has used as theatrical framework. The responders are 140 Iranian environmental experts at different levels of environmental organization in Iran. The questionnaire used a 5-point scale to explore experts statements related to extents and form of public participation in environmental contexts. Hypothesis of the study has been tested using factor analysis. The results of this study show’S pollution prevention practices and environment Co-operation and awareness are the most important the dimensions of the conceptual framework. The results also have been revealed that planning and eco-restoration practices are the less predicative of changes in the research model. Finally, it is come to result from the environmental experts point of view, public participation is as neither a means nor an end for protection of the environment.

 

Keywords : Public participation, Environmental matters, Bipolar democracy theory, Pollution prevention, Territory

 

 

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