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Environmental Policymaking and Stakeholder Collaboration

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

By Shannon K. Orr

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225 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Description

A critical appraisal of why environmental policies fail and succeed, Environmental Policymaking and Stakeholder Collaboration provides policy makers with the keys to navigating complicated environmental issues and stakeholder negotiations. It covers theories in environmental policy making and stakeholder management, compares and contrasts failed and successful process and policy, and includes practical guidelines and tools for the practitioner.

More than just a theoretical examination, the book presents an extensive tool kit of more than 70 practical and applied ideas to guide the implementation of inclusive stakeholder collaboration. These ideas can be used by governments and organizations to improve decision making and ensure that stakeholders and the general public have a say in public policy. The book covers theories of stakeholder collaboration, building an understanding of why stakeholder collaboration is simultaneously critical for effective policy making and why it is so challenging.

While the focus of this book is on environmental policymaking, the theories and tools can be applied to any issue. Government cannot be expected to solve our public problems in isolation: we must ensure that diverse interests are heard and represented in the policymaking process. This book is more than just a theoretical treatise about stakeholder collaboration; it is also a collection of applied and practical tools to ensure that collaboration is put into practice in ways that are effective and meaningful. It helps people with a passion for the environment understand how to get their voices heard and helps governments understand how to listen.

Reviews

"Who can benefit from reading this book? I would say, everyone who is interested in governance and collaborative decision making. … The book is inspired by the author’s experiences with a real-life, international stakeholder collaboration during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change."

—Agnieszka D Hunka, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

Introduction

Introduction

Central Concepts

Stakeholder Collaboration Planning

Overview

References

Stakeholders: Theoretical Foundations

Introduction

Stakeholder Theories

Interest-Based Typology

Identifying Stakeholders

Stakeholder Interests

Stakeholder Participation

Counterarguments to Participation

Conclusion

References

Stakeholders and Decision Making

Introduction

Stakeholders and Public Policymaking

Importance of Stakeholders for Policymaking

Stakeholder and Agency Roles

Inclusivity and Working with Marginalized Groups

Conflict Management

Measuring Effectiveness of Stakeholder Collaboration

Working with Stakeholders in Policymaking

Promoting Good Communication

Stakeholder Participation Ideas in Practice

Conclusion

References

Case Study: Yellowstone National Park

Introduction

Yellowstone National Park

Bear Management

Wolf Reintroduction

Snowmobiles

Bioprospecting and Benefits Sharing

Wildfires

Conclusion

References

Stakeholder Collaboration Tools

Introduction

Planning

Recruitment Tools

Identifying Stakeholder Interests

Engagement Tools

Strategic Thinking Tools

Education

Project Management Tools for Stakeholder Collaboration

Communication and Teamwork Tools

Conclusion

References

Index

About the Series

ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy

Founded in 1939, the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is the premier professional organization for public administration, dedicated to advancing its art, science, teaching and practice. The ASPA book series provides expert information on a range of public administration issues, each authored by a leader in the field. Series Editor David Rosenbloom is Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University, USA.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General