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Empowerment as the determinants of citizen-participation for environmental management plan

Empowerment as the determinants of citizen-participation for environmental management plan

Hiroe MAEDA (Tokai Gakuen University) and Yukio HIROSE (Nagoya University)
mhiroe1205@yahoo.co.jp

Abstract
The present study explored the determinants of general attitude and behavioral intention of citizen participation (C.P.) for making basic environment plan. The results of our previous study indicate that through the commitment, environmental volunteers enhanced their empowerment expectation and behavioral intention of C.P. for making the environmental plan. The purpose of this study is to examine whether the ordinary citizens would participate in making the environmental plan when they could expect to get empowerment through their participation. A random sampling survey was conducted on 1500 residents in Tsushima city, which began to make a basic plan for environmental management by citizen participation. Main results of the survey were as follows. Firstly, expectation of social benefit (efficacy to change the administration by C.P.; e.g. ”C.P. makes administration adopt environmental policies”) was the main determinant of general attitude of C.P. Secondly, individual empowerment expectation (competence; e.g. “I will get a broader view by participating in making the planh) was the main determinants of behavioral intention of C.P. Lastly, general attitude of C.P. did not have significant effect on behavioral intention to C.P for making basic environment plan.

Key words: citizen participation, empowerment, environmental management plan


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Hiroe MAEDA and Yukio HIROSE

Hiroe MAEDA (Tokai Gakuen University) and Yukio HIROSE (Nagoya University)
mhiroe1205@yahoo.co.jp


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Keywords: citizen participation, empowerment, environmental management plan, 2nd ICCP, gjcpp