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Chapter 4: Multi-Stakeholder Deliberation
What is multi-stakeholder deliberation? Multi-stakeholder deliberation is a collective and collaborative public effort to examine an issue from different points of view prior to taking a decision. Deliberative processes strengthen policy design by building recognition of common values, shared commitment and emerging issues, and by providing a comprehensive understanding of causal relationships.
Adaptive natural resource policies need to accommodate the diversity and dynamics of local biophysical conditions, as well as the unexpected trajectories of preference and social response to change. This means that decision-makers should recognize the dimensions of diverse experience, knowledge and user needs. In a complex and rapidly evolving world, public deliberation provides access to diverse and innovative perspectives and helps ensure adaptive responses (Roberts, ...