The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals

The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals

by Tim W. Clark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300090129

ISBN-13: 9780300090123

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

This useful and user-friendly book is designed to teach natural resource professionals how to be more effective in solving conservation and environmental policy problems. Its presentation of basic concepts, case studies, and "real world concerns" provides a deeper understanding of the policy process and makes the book an invaluable aid for students and practitioners

Overview

This useful and user-friendly book is designed to teach natural resource professionals how to be more effective in solving conservation and environmental policy problems. Its presentation of basic concepts, case studies, and "real world concerns" provides a deeper understanding of the policy process and makes the book an invaluable aid for students and practitioners in such fields as wildlife biology, conservation biology, forestry, range management, ecosystem management, and sustainable development. Tim W. Clark begins by describing the challenges faced by natural resource professionals. He then explains how the substance and process of policy analysis and decision making can be improved by using a policy sciences framework that takes into account biological, social, political, and institutional considerations. Finally he reflects on how issues of human rights and morality should affect natural resources management and policy analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300090123
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1.Introduction: Professional Challenges1
Chapter 2.Fundamentals: A View of Individuals and Society17
Chapter 3.Social Process: Mapping the Context32
Chapter 4.Decision Process: Clarifying and Securing the Common Interest56
Chapter 5.Problem Orientation: Focusing on Problems to Find Solutions85
Chapter 6.Policy-Oriented Professionalism: A Unique Standpoint111
Chapter 7.Policy Analysis and Multiple Methods127
Chapter 8.Natural Resources, Human Rights, and Policy Learning153
AppendixInterdisciplinary, Problem-Solving Workshops for Natural Resource Professionals, Tim W. Clark, Robert J. Begg, Kim W. Lowe173
Literature Cited191
Index207

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