A step-by-step guide connecting theory to practice Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, authors Dr. Tracylee Clarke and Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson first introduce a specific concept or process step and then provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning. The appendix includes six additional extended case studies for further analysis. In addition to providing practical steps for understanding and managing conflict, the text identifies the most relevant laws and policies to help students make more informed decisions. Students will develop techniques for public involvement and community outreach, strategies for effective meeting management, approaches to negotiating options and methodologies for communicating concerns and working through differences, and outlines for implementing and evaluating strategies for sustaining positive community relations.
Chapter 3: Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Law and Policy
When you finish this chapter, you should be able to summarize the historical trajectory of environmental law in Western society, particularly as applied to the United States. The chapter will identify and briefly describe the treaties, statutes, and regulations that are most likely to influence the management of environmental conflict in the United States. It also will identify and describe some of the most important environmental treaties, statutes, and regulations that influence environmental conflict in other nations. Because managing environmental conflict in the 21st century has a great deal to do with existing law and policy, this chapter provides an important reference point for future chapters that focus on conflict management itself. This chapter will not make ...