chapter  9
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Conclusion: The Fortune of Cross-Acceptance

Since the beginning of a process seen by most actors as “very, very scary, and in some sense very dangerous”1 or, at least, as highly unlikely to succeed, surprise was widely shared about the actual participation in the formal concertative procedures: in fact, no substitution to the counties’ role in negotiations was required, nor did most municipalities refuse their mediation. Cross-acceptance had resulted altogether in an unquestionable procedural success.