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Wicked environmental problems : managing uncertainty and conflict

Author: Peter J Balint
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wicked Environmental Problems offers new approaches for managing environmental conflicts and shows how managers can apply these approaches within common, real-world statutory decision-making frameworks.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Balint
ISBN: 9781597264747 1597264741 9781597264754 159726475X
OCLC Number: 693809785
Description: xi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 The Challenge of Wicked Problems 1 --
Chapter 2 Risk and Uncertainty in Environmental Management 7 --
Chapter 3 Four Wicked Cases 33 --
Chapter 4 The Precautionary Principle 65 --
Chapter 5 Adaptive Management 79 --
Chapter 6 Participatory Processes 103 --
Chapter 7 A Proposed Adaptive, Deliberative Decision Process 129 --
Chapter 8 The Sierra Nevada Example: Survey of Stakeholders 149 --
Chapter 9 The Sierra Nevada Example: Elicitation and Analysis of Preferences 167 --
Chapter 10 Managing Wicked Environmental Problems 207.
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Examines past experience and future directions in the management of so-called 'wicked' environmental problems - those characterized by large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas and contentious political  Read more...

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