Stakeholders and Scientists
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Science and Stakeholders provides a conceptual framework for stakeholder involvement, followed by case studies to explore how to integrate and collaborate among diverse stakeholders and communities to solve environmental and energy-related problems. Stakeholder participation should result in more transparent and acceptable solutions that protect both human and ecological health. Many of the chapters are about place-based environmental management, but all of the chapters deal with how stakeholders have improved (or failed to improve) decision-making processes. The final chapters discuss the role of communication and the media, and a synthesis of stakeholder participation. Although not directly about energy itself, one chapter discusses a range of energy sources and how stakeholders can interact, and each chapter describes in detail the environmental or energy-related issue being discussed. This is the first book to examine how science and stakeholders interact in an open and transparent manner to solve otherwise difficult and contentious issues related to energy and the environment.
From the reviews:
"A book of case studies that examines the process of community engagement and that investigates how stakeholders have affected decision and policy making on questions of large-scale environmental management. ... chapters are appropriate for introducing concepts and lessons related to stakeholder participation. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and general readers." (S. A. Batterman, Choice, Vol. 49 (9), May, 2012)
Nation and the World must move forward with development of a range of energy sources and savings, all with attendant environmental problems. Solving these problems, and those remaining from past energy-related activities, will require iteration, inclusion, and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including U.S., State and local governmental agencies, Tribal Nations, scientists, environmentalists, public policy makers, and the general public.
Editor Joanna Burger
Release Date 23.08.2011
Product type Book
Dimension 9.25 x 6.10 x 6.10 inches
Product Weight 30.86 ounces