Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation
Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, Stephen P. Depoe
State University of New York Press, Dec 1, 2019 - Political Science - 356 pages
Breaking Boundaries analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making to enhance public acceptance, sustainability, and the impact of those decisions in local contexts. The current political climate has generated uncertainty among citizens, industry interests, scientists, and other stakeholders, but by applying concepts from various perspectives of environmental communication and deliberative democracy, this book offers a series of lessons learned for both public officials and concerned citizens. The contributors offer a broader understanding of how individuals and groups can get involved effectively in environmental decisions through traditional formats as well as alternative approaches ranging from leadership capacity building to social media activity to civic technology.
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Section I Exploring Dimensions of Participation Within Policy Frameworks
Section II Expanding Pathways of Community Engagement
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