Siblesz, S. (2010) An Analysis of Public Participation Under Community Health Impact Assessment of Thailand: The Case Study of the Gold Mining Project at Ban Na Nong Bong, Loei Province

Health impact assessment (HIA) is a relatively new concept within the Thai policy-making arena. From a human security perspective, the HIA has the potential to be a practical tool to empower local communities in protecting their health. One important element of the HIA is the process of public participation. While the HIA mechanism requires public participation at various stages of the process, the risk remains that the effect of public participation on the final HIA-outcome is limited.

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