Public Participation in the Debate and Decision Making in Energy Policy: A Russian View

Dmitry Efremenko
2006 TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis  
The article summarizes some preliminary results of the research project "Public Participation in Environmentally and Socially Oriented Technological Policy: Philosophical Foundations and Institutional Frameworks". 2 Arguments here are focused on energy policy in Russia. The main objective of the total project is to analyze normative, institutional and political problems of public involvement in technology policy-making by a comparison of experiences in Russia and EU countries. In the context of
more » ... . In the context of global energy problems and the corresponding debate the author identifies the chance that processes of social learning become 'transnational". But on the other hand, the Russian experience shows the trend, that governmental actors try to control nongovernmental organizations to a greater extent -a trend which is not productive for the establishment of bottom-up approaches.
doi:10.14512/tatup.15.2.82 fatcat:w6xm6ixbo5fzdjylc6y2462vty