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Stakeholder Dialogues in Natural Resources Management

Theory and Practice

  • Susanne Stollkleemann
  • Martin Welp

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ortwin Renn
      Pages 3-15
    3. Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Martin Welp
      Pages 17-39
  3. Theories and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Martin Welp, Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
      Pages 43-78
    3. Angela Oels
      Pages 117-151
    4. Jürgen Scheffran
      Pages 153-185
  4. Case Studies in Environmental Policy, Management and Science

  5. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Martin Welp
      Pages 347-371
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 373-387

About this book


Participatory Processes for Natural Resource Management Ortwin Renn University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany Need for analytic-deliberative processes Inviting the public to be part of the decision making process in natural resource management has been a major objective in European and American environmental policy arenas. The US-National Academy of Sciences has encouraged environmental protection agencies to foster citizen participation and public involvement for making environmental policy making and natural resource management more effective and democratic (Stern and Fineberg 1996). The report emphasizes the need for a combination of assessment and dialogue which the authors have framed the "analytic-deliberative" approach. Unfortunately, early public involvement of the public in deliberative processes may compromise, however, the objective of efficient and effective policy implementation or violate the principle of fairness (Cross 1998, Okrent 1998). Another problem is that the public consists of many groups with different value structures and preferences. Without a systematic procedure to reach consensus on values and preferences, the public's position often appears as unclear (Coglianese 1997, Rossi 1997). Participatory processes are thus needed that combine technical expertise, rational decision making, and public values and preferences. How can and should natural resource managers collect public preferences, integrate public input into the management process, and assign the appropriate roles to technical experts, stakeholders (i. e.


Natural Resources Management Participatory Processes Social Learning Stakeholder Dialogues biodiversity conflict conflict management development management stakeholder

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Stollkleemann
    • 1
  • Martin Welp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Research Group GoBiHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Socioeconomics and CommunicationUniversity of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Faculty of ForestryEberswaldeGermany

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