Includes bibliographical references (p. -286) and index.
Introduction -- Introduction to the principal case studies -- Using social theory to explain conflicts -- Alternative dispute resolution : the contribution of negotiation and consensus building -- Mediation and its contribution to resolving environmental disputes -- 'Clearing the air' : the North Oxford County Coalition -- Public participation in decision-making and partnerships -- Building trust : crucial lessons in participation and partnership -- Organization, power, and conflict -- Consensus and the political process -- Conclusions on removing the barriers.
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