Mobilisation of the Local Community Against Undesired Use of Local Space Cover Image

Mobilizacija lokalne zajednice protiv neželjene uporabe lokalnoga prostora
Mobilisation of the Local Community Against Undesired Use of Local Space

Author(s): Sanja Stanić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar
Keywords: local community; environment; safety;

Summary/Abstract: In the article the research results of mobilisation of the local community against the undesired use of local space are presented on the example of Stobreč near Split. Within the Project ECO Kaštelan Bay, in the area of this local community the construction of a sewage system with an undersea waste-water outlet was planned. The local community is generally not against a new installation in its area, but demands such construction which would guarantee environmental, material and other types of safety. In order to prevent unwanted intervention, the local population got mobilised in protection of the local space. Mobilisation is in this respect a way and attempt of the local community to affirm itself as an equal partner in the process of managing local space. It is concluded that mobilisation is a dynamic process during which numerous activities are undertaken, their modalities and frequency changed depending on the results achieved. Mobilisation represents environmental reaction, which, in the case explored, can be defined as environmental defence and a developed form of environmental action. Mobilisation is the activity of preserving and protecting the local environment, way and quality of life, resources and the existing economic situation in which prosperity is recognised.

  • Issue Year: 13/2004
  • Issue No: 72+73
  • Page Range: 867-889
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Croatian