The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals

The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals

by Tim W. Clark
     
 

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… See more details below

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
Sales rank:
814,114
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: Professional Challenges1
Ch. 2Fundamentals: A View of Individuals and Society17
Ch. 3Social Process: Mapping the Context32
Ch. 4Decision Process: Clarifying and Securing the Common Interest56
Ch. 5Problem Orientation: Focusing on Problems to Find Solutions85
Ch. 6Policy-Oriented Professionalism: A Unique Standpoint111
Ch. 7Policy Analysis and Multiple Methods127
Ch. 8Natural Resources, Human Rights, and Policy Learning153
AppInterdisciplinary, Problem-Solving Workshops for Natural Resource Professionals173
Literature Cited191
Index207

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