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Title Communication and public participation in environmental decision making / edited by Stephen P. Depoe, John W. Delicath, Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.70525 C737 2004    ---  Available
Description xi, 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in communication studies
SUNY series in communication studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-300) and index.
Contents The trinity of voice: the role of practical theory in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental participatory processes / Susan L. Senecah -- A social communication perspective toward public participation: the case of the Cispis adaptive management area / Amanda C. Graham -- Competing and converging values of public participation: a case study of participant views in Department of Energy nuclear weapons cleanup / Jennifer Duffield Hamilton -- Public expertise: a foundation for citizen participation in energy and environmental decisions / William J. Kinsella -- Decide, announce, defend: turning NEPA process into an advocacy tool rather than a decision-making tool / Judith Hendry -- The Roadless Areas Initiative as national policy: is public participation an oxymoron? / Gregg B. Walker -- Public participation and (failed) legitimation: the case of forest service rhetorics in the Boundary Waters canoe area / Steve Schwarze -- Public involvement, civic discovery, and the formation of environmental policy: a comparative analysis of the Fernald Citizens Task Force and the Fernald Health Effects subcommittee / Stephen P. Depoe -- Public participation or stakeholder frustration: an analysis of consensus-based participation in the Georgia Ports Authority's stakeholder evaluation group / Caitlin Wills Toker -- 'Free trade' and the eclipse of civil society: barriers to transparency and public participation in NAFTA and the free trade area of the Americas / J. Robert Cox -- Global governance and social capital: mapping NGO capacities in different institutional contexts / Amos Tevelow -- Toxic tours: communicating the 'presence' of chemical contamination / Phaedra C. Pezzullo -- Art and advocacy: citizen participation through cultural activism / John W. Delicath.
Summary "The contributors to this volume explore the communication practices of various stakeholders - interested citizens, grassroots and public interest groups, industry representatives, scientists and technical experts, government agencies, federal regulators - engaged in a variety of environmental decision-making contexts in the U.S. and elsewhere. Included are case studies that analyze individuals and organizations participating both within institutional mechanisms and through alternative forms of environmental advocacy.
These studies reveal that public participation in environmental decision making is both shaped by and, in many cases, constrained by the ways in which environmental issues, problems, and solutions are defined or framed through the strategic communication practices of the participants."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Environmental policy -- Decision making -- Citizen participation.
Added Author Depoe, Stephen P., 1959-
Delicath, John W.
Elsenbeer, Marie-France Aepli.
ISBN 0791460231 (alk. paper)
9780791460238 (alk. paper)

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