Participation throughout the decades: how the zeitgeist influencesboth theory and practise: A case study

Bieke Abelshausen, Tom Vanwing, Tuan Le Xuan, Van Tran Thi

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Abstract

“Participation” is the cornerstone of democracy, applauded by virtually everyone. The multitude of definitions and interpretations given to participation however leads to difficulties in translating the concept into practice. These difficulties exist as participation is often dismissed as an infinite, intrinsic aspect of a society and merely used as a means to an end. Participation changes with the zeitgeist in which it is framed. This evolution is researched for this article and placed in relation to participation in Vietnam using the case of a Locally Managed Marine Area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1713-1717
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume191
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventWorld Conference on Educational Sciences - Rome
Duration: 5 Feb 20138 Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Stakeholder participation
  • theory
  • practice
  • Vietnam
  • zeitgeist

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