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Civil Society and the NIMBY Syndrome: Basic Sociological Dilemmas in Croatian Society


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Čaldarović, Ognjen. (1996). Civil Society and the NIMBY Syndrome: Basic Sociological Dilemmas in Croatian Society. Socijalna ekologija, 5(5). pp. 159-172. ISSN 1330-0113

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Most important sociological dilemmas of the NIMBY syndrome in Croatian society are being problematized in the paper. In the first part of the paper it is established that - from the technical perspective and without questioning social organization - NIMBY syndrome in fact should not even appear, but its frequent appearance in the world, and in Croatia as well, points to the absence of trust between different levels of a society. The basic presupposition that is thoroughly elaborated in the paper is that the NIMBY syndrome will gradually weaken through the development of civil society institutions in Croatia, and that its operationalization from the feelings about the existence of "distributive injustice of risk" will be transformed into the awareness about "justly distributed injustice" that will equally distribute risky and hazardous plants across the territory of the community. Then the knowledge about risk concentration in one area (where it is situated) and benefits dispersion (rest of the community) will at least weaken the syndrome. In order to overcome NIMBY, at least to a certain degree, it is necessary - in the long run - to develop a communication of risks along with appreciating all legitimate forms of civil society. But they create only a basis for discussion about NIMBY, and not an assurance that it will be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil society; distributive justice and injustice; LULU; NIMBY; risks; social risk dimensions; social risk theories
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 11:46

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