FACTORS EFFECTING TO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SOUTHERN BORDER PROVINCES

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  • ศิริวิชญ์ ดอกแก้ว

Keywords:

Environmental Governance, Information, Public Participation, Justice, Power Plant

Abstract

     This research aims to study the practice of environmental governance of South Bangkok Power Plant Project, to identify hindering factors to its implementation, and to propose ecommendation to increase the effectiveness of environmental governance. This study is qualitative research. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with stakeholders together with findings from related document review. Data were analyzed by environmental governance’s indicators by The Access Initiative (TAI). TAI’s indications emphasize on process evaluation including 1) ability to access information, 2) level of public participation on decision making, and 3) ability of public to access justice. The evaluation results show that South Bangkok Power Plant project practices were complied with environmental governance concepts at high level. Its practices were complied with laws and regulations, information were disseminated through several channels, and the power plant had conducted periodically public consultation process to encourage public participation in the environmental management’s projects. Moreover, the power plant has set a clear compensation and correction procedure to handle complaint cases that may arise from local communities. However, since, under such procedure, many steps must be carefully taken based on the importance or the urgency of the problem, this many times causes a delayed response to public request which in turn affects the power plant image and creates public dissatisfaction. As a result, this research suggests that the power plant needs to focus more on building public understanding and on optimizing the existing compensation and correction procedure to better fit with both the power plant and public requirement. The public understanding will be a key factor for public acceptance of the coexistence of the power plant with the surrounding community.

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Published

2018-12-28

How to Cite

ดอกแก้ว ศ. (2018). FACTORS EFFECTING TO RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SOUTHERN BORDER PROVINCES. Research and Development Journal Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 10(2), 116–131. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/irdssru/article/view/160562

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Research Articles