Implement it or not? Exploring social acceptance of renewable energy projects in Tunisia

Authors

  • Amal Ben Cheikh Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis University of Tunis
  • Fatma Ezzahra Bakini Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis University of Tunis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48346/IMIST.PRSM/ajlp-gs.v4i3.24883

Keywords:

community acceptance, environment, social psychology, consumer orientation, semantic analysis

Abstract

Social acceptance is considered as a very important phenomenon in the development of renewable energy projects and the accomplishment of the energy policy goals. The aim of this research is to explore the determinants of community acceptance of renewable energy technologies while focusing on consumer orientation towards these projects. A qualitative study based on a semantic analysis and a deductive approach is used to study the determinants of the phenomenon in question. This research paper concludes with the importance for more systematic studies about the phenomenon of community acceptance based on pertinent theoretical background depicted from psychology, social sciences, precise definitions, and a focusing emphasis on symbolic and emotional aspects. 

Author Biographies

Amal Ben Cheikh, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis University of Tunis

Assistant professor in Marketing

Laboratory: ARBRE

Fatma Ezzahra Bakini, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis University of Tunis

Professor in Marketing

Laboratory: ARBRE 

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Published

31-05-2021

How to Cite

Ben Cheikh, A., & Bakini, F. E. (2021). Implement it or not? Exploring social acceptance of renewable energy projects in Tunisia. African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences, 4(3), 406–422. https://doi.org/10.48346/IMIST.PRSM/ajlp-gs.v4i3.24883

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