Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy Making in the Coastal Area Some Lessons from a Cross-National Study

  • T. Abe
  • T. Tsurutani
  • N. P. Lovrich
  • J. C. Pierce
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Two critical gaps are suspected to separate the citizenry from the policy elites in postindustrial society: in policy-relevant knowledge and in values concerning economic growth and ecology. They are said to prevent rational policy making. A cross-national study recently undertaken indicates, however, that the gaps feared are actually of the kind that support the proposition that citizen participation in environmental policy making is imperative.


Economic Interest Citizen Participation Basic Scientific Knowledge Civic Group Environmental Policy Making 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Abe
    • 1
  • T. Tsurutani
    • 2
  • N. P. Lovrich
    • 2
  • J. C. Pierce
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Humanities and SciencesNihon UniversityMishima, Shizuoka, 411Japan
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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