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Introduction to Environmental Conflict Management
Introduction to Environmental Conflict Management

Environmental conflict is among the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century (Peterson & Feldpausch-Parker, 2013). As society has become increasingly aware of environmental issues, the challenge of structuring appropriate decision-making processes and public participation opportunities becomes a central concern for many natural resource agencies, industries, interest groups, and the general public. These conflicts range from relatively simple and localized disputes to highly complex and international disputes. For example, in Uppsala, Sweden, most people look forward to the balmy weather and long days of June. Although residents enjoy many different plants, birch trees are special. The municipality has responded to public desire for a rich supply of birch branches for spring bouquets, wreaths, and ...

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