The participative characteristics of LAG-members in Hungary

Kassai, Zsuzsanna and Farkas, Tibor: The participative characteristics of LAG-members in Hungary. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 98-103. (2013)

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One of the much debated questions in the governance literature is the social participation of local people. According to the majority of experts, the participation of local actors in decision-making process is growing through the partnerships and thus wiser and fairer decisions can be made in development issues affecting them. Therefore, partnerships have become popular instruments of government to deliver policy goals more effectively. This study focuses on the participative characteristics of members of rural development partnerships. The participative features of local actors are studied in the paper through the example of the LEADER partnerships. Interviews and two countrywide surveys were conducted in the circle of leaders of Management Offices and members of Local Action Groups (LAGs). The so gained data were analysed by different statistical methods. The results concerning the participation and activity of members proved my hypothesis, according to which the work in partnership does not always end in real and meaningful participation of local actors. Most of the partners typically did not exploit all the possibilities of participating in partnership actions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 98-103
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Közgazdaságtudomány, Agrártudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 102-103. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:56
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 10:30

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