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The Mismanagement of Environmental Conflicts

Csutora, Mária (1997) The Mismanagement of Environmental Conflicts. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 552 (July). 52 -64.

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Abstract

During the Communist regime, companies' conflicts with the public were hidden. The public did not have the right to express their objection. Recent Hungarian law, however, supports people's right to influence decisions that have an impact on their lives, but attitudes change slowly. In this article, I show the typical methods of companies' mismanagement of environmental conflicts. The first part of the article concentrates on strategic issues, and the second one emphasizes mistakes in communication with local communities. There are signs that Hungarian companies have already started to learn their lesson, but they also need help to face the new situation of the post-Communist era. Conflict theory and conflict resolution techniques may help them to deal with communication problems and to reach win-win solutions. Although not unknown, facilitation is not a common technique in Hungary yet. This means that there is potential for its development.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Environmental economics
ID Code:454
Deposited By: Dr. Mária Csutora
Deposited On:09 Nov 2011 15:54
Last Modified:03 Jul 2012 00:25

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