Working Through Environmental Conflict: The Collaborative Learning Approach / Edition 1

Working Through Environmental Conflict: The Collaborative Learning Approach / Edition 1

by Steven E. Daniels, Gregg B. Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275964736

ISBN-13: 9780275964733

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Environmental and natural resource policy decision making is changing. Increasingly citizens and management agency personnel are seeking ways to do things differently; to participate meaningfully in the decision making process as parties work through policy conflicts. Doing things differently has come to mean doing things collaboratively.

Daniels and Walker

Overview

Environmental and natural resource policy decision making is changing. Increasingly citizens and management agency personnel are seeking ways to do things differently; to participate meaningfully in the decision making process as parties work through policy conflicts. Doing things differently has come to mean doing things collaboratively.

Daniels and Walker examine collaboration in environmental and natural resource policy decision making and conflict management. They address collaboration by featuring a method collaborative learning, that has been designed to address decision making and conflict management needs in complex and controversial policy settings. As they illustrate, collaborative learning differs in some significant ways from existing approaches for dealing with policy decision making, public participation, and conflict management. First, it is a hybrid of systems thinking and alternative dispute resolution concepts. Second, it is grounded explicitly in experiential, team-or organizational-and adult learning theories. It is a theory-based framework through which parties can make progress in the management of controversial environmental policy situations. They discuss both the theory and technique of collaborative learning and present cases where it has been applied. This is a professional and teaching tool for scholars, students, and researchers involved with environmental issues as well as dispute resolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275964733
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Crafting Effective Policy in a Contentious and Complex World

The Essence of Collaborative Learning

Understanding Conflict Situations

Collaboration as a Deliberative Process

Learning as a Foundation for Good Decisions

Systems Thinking

Collaborative Learning, Communication, and Culture

Techniques of Collaborative Learning

The Practice of Collaborative Learning: Citizens, Scientists, and Foresters in Fire Recovery Planning

The Practice of Collaborative Learning: Other Applications

Persistent Challenges and Future Directions

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