Learning in iterated consultation procedures - The example of the German electricity grid demand planning

Autor(en): Fink, Simon
Ruffing, Eva 
Stichwörter: DELIBERATION; Energy & Fuels; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Environmental Studies; EU; EUROPEAN-UNION; EXPANSION; GOVERNANCE; INTERESTS; PARTICIPATION; POLICY DIFFUSION; PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE; SUCCESS
Erscheinungsdatum: 2020
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Journal: UTILITIES POLICY
Volumen: 65
Zusammenfassung: 
Public participation has become a conditio sine qua non when planning infrastructure projects. However, current research is concerned with one-time experiments and can not elucidate long-term effects of iterated consultations. Our argument is that consultations have learning effects over time. We test our argument using the German procedure for electricity grid demand planning as a case. Using dictionary coding and a quantitative analysis, supplemented by a qualitative text analysis, we show that participants get better in framing their contributions by using the ``right'' keywords. Hence, consultations evolve over time and improve in terms of the output legitimacy they generate.
ISSN: 09571787
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2020.101065

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