Kollmair Michael

Wie funktioniert Partizipation bei Naturschutzvorhaben in der Schweiz? Untersucht am Beispiel der Erweiterung des Schweizerischen Nationalparks

Project Number: CH-1851
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 01/01/2001 - 03/31/2002 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Michael Kollmair

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Research Areas:

Legal and Social sciences, Economics

Schweizerischer Nationalpark

It seems to be increasingly recognised worldwide that the aims of nature conservation or of regional planning can only be achieved with adequate involvement of the concerned communities themselves.
This article analyses the social processes during the proposed extension
of the Swiss National Park between 1996 and 2000 from a participatory viewpoint.
It is based on an analysis of relevant newspaper articles and in-depth interviews
with representatives of involved stakeholders. Considering that participation
is a very popular, yet contested term, we distinguish between normative (i.e.,
the aim is participation) and instrumental (i.e., the aim is to achieve predefined
goals) participation, notions that supplement rather than exclude each other.
While the local population rejected the majority of the proposed extensions of
the Park, results show that this should not be perceived as a failure of the process.
That the outcome was not perceived by local people to be satisfactory could be
explained by the lack of awareness of the basic principles of participatory
processes, like openness and transparency of planning, a sufficient timeframe,
and independent mediation.
These organisational shortcomings resulted in fundamental opposition from
groups of local stakeholders and constrained the future development potential
of the region.

Müller U 2001:
Wie funktioniert Partizipation bei Naturschutzvorhaben in der Schweiz? Untersucht am Beispiel des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. Diplomarbeit; Geographisches Institut Universität Zürich,133p.
Müller, Urs und Kollmair, Michael (2004): Die Erweiterung des Schweizerischen Nationalparks. Der Planungsprozess 1995–2000, betrachtet aus partizipationstheoretischer Sicht. DISP 159: 44-50.

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