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: Public Involvement Process

Design: Public Involvement Process

Public Involvement: Designing for the Larger Public

To create socially legitimate environmental policy it is necessary to get the buy-in of the larger community, including secondary and peripheral stakeholders and create a sense of ownership over policy development in their community. The world commission on environment and development (WCED) calls for public participation by all concerned citizens and sets forth the need for broad public participation in decision making (Johnson & Dagg, 2003). Effective environmental management and policy development must include enhanced public involvement (Dukes, 2004). This chapter focuses on ways to engage and provide opportunities for the public to give input on environmental policy. Traditional approaches such as public meetings, hearings, and comment forums will be outlined ...

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