By Frans Coenen (auth.), Frans H. J. M. Coenen (eds.)
Public Participation and higher Environmental Decisions is ready a particular ‘promise’ that participation holds for environmental decision-making. a few of the arguments for public participation in (inter)national environmental coverage files are sensible, that's to claim they see public participation as a method to an finish. Sound strategies to environmental difficulties require participation past specialists and political elites. Neglecting info from the general public results in legitimacy questions and capability conflicts.
There is a discourse within the literature and in coverage perform to whether decision-making improves in caliber as extra proper details by means of the general public is taken into account. The promise that public participation holds should be weighed opposed to the constraints of public participation by way of expenditures and curiosity conflicts. The query that Public Participation and higher Environmental Decisions seeks to respond to for lecturers, planners and civil servants in all environmental appropriate coverage fields is: What restricts and what permits details to carry the ‘promise’ that public participation bring about greater environmental decision-making and higher outcomes?
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