Successive governments have encouraged local participation and active citizenship as methods of addressing the ‘democratic deficit’. This paper reports on a campaign against ‘fracking’ (the use of hydraulic fracturing in shale gas extraction) in South Wales. It asks: has the campaign
addressed the democratic deficit, built community capacity and improved the quality of governmental decision making? The paper provides a partial answer to this question by exploring the experiences and perspectives of the participants and how their views changed in the light of their involvement
in the campaign.
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