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National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making

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Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making by Thomas Dietz and Paul C Stern( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocates of public participation believe it improves environmental assessment and decision making; detractors criticize it as ineffective and inefficient. The term public participation, as used in this book, includes organized processes adopted by elected officials, government agencies, or other public- or private-sector organizations to engage the public in environmental assessment, planning, decision making, management, monitoring, and evaluation. These processes supplement traditional forms of public participation (voting, forming interest groups, demonstrating, lobbying) by directly involving the public in executive functions that, when they are conducted in government, are traditionally delegated to administrative agencies. The goal of participation is to improve the quality, legitimacy, and capacity of environmental assessments and decisions.. This book ... assesses whether, and under what conditions, public participation achieves the outcomes desired. Claims from all sides are considered and evaluated as a central point of the study, in order to provide an overall assessment of the merits and failings of participation. It also offers guidance to practitioners and identifies directions for further research
 
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Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making
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Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making

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English (10)