Stop burning garbage!exploring an anti-waste-to-energy social movement and its effects on local politics in Spain

Oriol Barat-Auleda, Miquel Domenech

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Abstract

In 2019, news of the opening of a waste incinerator sparked a socio-environmental controversy in a village in the Pyrenees in Catalonia (Spain). With the aim of influencing local public policies and taking part in the decision making around the project, a group of neighbors formed a citizen platform called the Cercs Anti-incineration Platform (PAIC). In this case study, we present the strategies that the activists followed to become an influential actor in local and regional politics. We describe how a group of citizens became a translocal assemblage and what obstacles were encountered with interaction and administrations. Finally, we highlight the need to broaden the concept of public participation within administrations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)0001-11
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy Research and Social Science
Volume92
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Environmental controversy
  • Local politic
  • Participations
  • Activism
  • Translocal assemblage
  • Decision making

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