Public Participation in Sustainability Science: A Handbook / Edition 1

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The participation of citizens and other stakeholders is increasingly important for policy making in sustainability and environmental development. The contributors to this book examine methods for facilitating public participation on local and international levels. Policy makers must consider a complex network of social and natural interactions. The study suggests consultation procedures integrating technical scientific modelling with democratic decision-making processes.

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"I believe Public Participation in Sustainability Science is a solid, rigorous contribution that will be useful for scholars in the sociology of science, citizenship studies and environmental education as well. Any academics studying social movements, citizen participation, policy making or the public sphere in general should amply benefit from its reading."
-Yves Laberge, Institut Quebecois des Hautes etudes Internationales, Quebec City, Political Theory
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521521444
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Concepts and Insights: 1. Citizenship participation in sustainability assessments Bernd Kasemir, Carlo C. Jaeger and Jill Jäger; 2. Contexts of citizen participation Clair Gough, Éric Darier, Bruna de Marchi, Silvio Funtowicz, Robin Grove-White, Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Simon Shackley and Brian Wynne; 3. Models as metaphors Jerry Ravetz; Part II. Experiences with IA-Focus Groups: 4. Collage processes and citizens' visions for the future Bernd Kasemir, Urs Dahinden, Asa Gerger Swartling, Daniela Schibli, Ralf Schüle, David Tàbara and Carlo C. Jäger; 5. Citizen interaction with computer models Urs Dahinden, Cristina Querol, Jill Jäger and Mans Nilsson; 6. Citizens' reports on climate strategies Cristina Querol, Asa Gerger Swartling, Bernd Kasemir and David Tàbara; Part III. Further Forms of Participation: 7. Venture capital and climate policy Bernd Kasemir, Ferenc Toth and Vanessa Masing; 8. COOL: exploring options for CO2 reduction in a participatory mode Willemijn Tuinstra, Marleen van de Kerkhoff, Matthijs Hisschemöller and Arthur Mol; 9. Expert stakeholder participation in the Thames region Thomas E. Downing, Karen Bakker, Kate Lonsdale, Neil Summerton, Erik Swyngedouw and Consuelo Giansante; 10. On the art of scenario development Chris Anastasi; Part IV. Future Perspectives: 11. From projects to program in integrated assessment research Marjolein B. A. van Asselt and Jan Rotmans; 12. Citizen participation and developing country agendas Kilaparti Ramakrishna; 13. Linking the citizen to governance for sustainable climate futures Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Tim O'Riordan and Tom R. Burns.

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