Advancing environmental sustainability via deliberative democracy: Analysis of planning and policy processes for the protection of Lake Taupo

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Show simple item record Arunachalam, M en Singh-Ladhar, Jagdeep en McLachlan, A en 2020-04-09T00:41:10Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2040-8021 en
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dc.description.abstract Purpose – This paper aims to examine the planning and policy processes in relation to the pollution in Lake Taupo. This paper describes and explains the manifestation of the tenets of deliberative democracy and the impediments of mobilising the tenets in the planning and policy-making processes. Design/methodology/approach – This interpretive case study makes sense of interview transcripts, minutes of meetings, media reports and public documents and adopts deliberative democratic theory as the theoretical framework for the interpretive analysis. Findings – Some factors fostered and others challenged the mobilization of the tenets of deliberative democracy. Local government processes facilitated the expression of multiple views in relation to the impacts of human activities on the Lake. Confrontations and tensions were inevitable elements of the deliberative processes. Pre-determined outcomes and domination of local authorities, aiming for environmental sustainability of Lake Taupo, posed as challenges to the operation of deliberative democracy. Some stakeholders need to sacrifice more than others, but recognition of pluralism, conflicts and differences is an essential part of deliberative democracy. Originality/value – There is scarcity of research that empirically examines local government processes in light of deliberative democratic principles. The study also extends environmental and social studies that have explored the arena approach to accountability and decision-making. Keywords Sustainability, Planning, Policy making, Deliberative democracy, Lake Taupo Paper type Research paper en
dc.publisher Emerald en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal en
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dc.title Advancing environmental sustainability via deliberative democracy: Analysis of planning and policy processes for the protection of Lake Taupo en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/SAMPJ-10-2014-0062 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 402 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 427 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 793828 en Business and Economics en Commercial Law en
dc.identifier.eissn 2040-8021 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-02-11 en

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