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.

Sustaining Community Relations

Sustaining Community Relations

In this chapter, we will first discuss how (and why) to sustain positive relationships after the conclusion of the formal Environmental Conflict Management (ECM) process. We will conclude with a brief summary of the book and a final case from the field. Although reading one book will not make you an expert on conflict management and resolution, it should have provided you with a framework for approaching environmental conflict with confidence. Throughout the book, we have explained important concepts about conflict, suggested approaches that are especially applicable to environmental conflict, identified and defined terms you should be familiar with, and provided exercises so that you can practice some of the techniques suggested.

Sustaining Positive Community Relationships

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