For whom do NGOs speak? Accountability and legitimacy in pursuit of just environmental impact assessment

Jia Yen Lai*, A Hamilton

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Abstract

Highlights
• The perception of legitimacy is connected to the local political context.
• Actors' consent of what constitutes legitimacy is critical for just participation.
• There are no regulative rules holding representatives to account in Indonesia's EIA.
• Stakeholders prioritised the outcome of representation over who represented them.
• Empowering local governments is an important entry point to strengthen justice in EIA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106374
JournalEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume82
Early online date4 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 4 Feb 2020

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environmental impact assessment
accountability
nongovernmental organization
non-governmental organization
local government
environmental impact
legitimacy
stakeholder
responsibility
Indonesia
justice
participation

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