Theoretical Perspectives on Participation and Democracy (ARGONA WP2 Intermediate Report)

Erik Laes, Gaston Meskens, Geert Volckaert

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    Work package 2 of the ARGONA project defines and analyses the three arenas of transparency (as provided by the RISCOM Model), deliberation (which draws on a notion of procedural legitimacy), and representative democracy. Both the deliberative and the transparency arenas have to find their places within the framework of the existing political process. We thus investigate how the approaches of transparency and deliberation relate to each other and also how they relate to the political system in which the decisions, for example on the final disposal of nuclear waste, are ultimately taken. This analysis will serve as a theoretical foundation with practical recommendations for other parts of the project
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages46
    StatePublished - Jan 2008

    Publication series

    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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