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Environmental Conflict Management
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Environmental Conflict Management



March 2015 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A step-by-step guide connecting theory to practice  

 

Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, authors Dr. Tracylee Clarke and Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson first introduce a specific concept or process step and then provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning. The appendix includes six additional extended case studies for further analysis. In addition to providing practical steps for understanding and managing conflict, the text identifies the most relevant laws and policies to help students make more informed decisions. Students will develop techniques for public involvement and community outreach, strategies for effective meeting management, approaches to negotiating options and methodologies for communicating concerns and working through differences, and outlines for implementing and evaluating strategies for sustaining positive community relations.      

         


 
1. Introduction to Environmental Conflict Management
 
2. Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Conflict
 
3. Environmental Law and Policy
 
4. Initiating a Process
 
5. Conflict Assessment
 
6. Design: Stakeholder Process
 
7. Design: Public Involvement Process
 
8. Working with Stakeholders
 
9. Policy Development
 
10. Communication Capacity Building
 
11. Implementation and Evaluation
 
12. Sustaining Community Relations
 
Appendix A. Application Case Studies
Case Study 1. Sandspit Watershed Committee

 
Case Study 2. Woodpecker County Water Supply

 
Case Study 3. North Umqua Hydroelectric Relicensing

 
Case Study 4. Cyprinus Lake Phosphorous TMDL

 
Case Study 5. Hedgehog Mountain Ski Resort

 
Case Study 6. Wolf Reintroduction in the State of Minnesota

 

Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict, and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, the authors introduce a specific concept or process step, and provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning.

Alexa Martin
The Geographer
Key features

KEY FEATURES:  

  • An interdisciplinary approach to environmental conflict management addresses issues of policy, science, culture and communication
  • Grounded in theoretical understanding, readers can contextualize concepts with real-time exercises such as assessing the symbolic, substantive or process nuances of conflict or communicating concerns during negotiation
  • Six case studies in the appendix are referenced in each chapter as students are guided to apply the newly learned concepts to their chosen case study, providing students with a consistent application context for the entire semester
  • Voices in the Field case studies in each chapter offer readers real-time cases featuring practitioners in the field who, drawing on their experience, link concepts introduced in the chapter to national and international conflict cases
  • Considering Culture case studies in each chapter highlight the role of culture in environmental conflict management and policy development

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