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.

Design: Stakeholder Process

Design: Stakeholder Process

After you have assessed the potential for a collaborative approach to the conflict, the next step is to design a process that will help you meet your project goals. To accomplish this, your process must engage stakeholders and the public in joint efforts to develop sound environmental policy decisions. This step is most likely to be successful if approached with an innovative mindset. As a process designer, you must build structures that provide a broad variety of incentives for stakeholder participation. It involves planning and designing meetings, field trips and workshops, open houses, and other activities intended to promote mutual learning, innovation, constructive debate, and decision making. At the same time, you need to keep an eye on the ...

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