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Title Fairness and competence in citizen participation : evaluating models for environmental discourse / edited by Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler, and Peter Wiedemann.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xix, 381 pages) : illustrations.
Series Technology, risk, and society ; volume 10
Technology, risk, and society ; v. 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Need for discourse on citizen participation: objectives and structure of the book / Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler, Peter Wiedemann -- A Brief primer on participation: philosophy and practice / Thomas Webler and Ortwin Renn -- 'Right' discourse in citizen participation: an evaluative yardstick / Thomas Webler -- The Redemption of citizen advisory committees: a perspective from critical theory / Frances M. Lynn and Jack D. Kartez -- Citizens' advisory committee as a model for public participation: a multiple-criteria evaluation / Anna Vari -- Planning cells: a gate to "fractal" mediation / Peter C. Dienel and Ortwin Renn -- Review of "planning cells:" problems of legitimation / Hans-J诲g Seiler -- Citizens juries: one solution for difficult environmental questions / Ned Crosby -- The Citizens' jury model of public participation: a critical evaluation / Audrey Armour -- The Varresbecker Bach participatory process: the model of citizen initiatives / Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer -- Regulatory negotiation as a form of public participation / Daniel Fiorino -- Regulatory negotiation as citizen participation: a critique / Susan G. Hadden -- Mediation / Mike Baughman -- Environmental mediation: insights into the microcosm and outlooks for political implications / Werner Nothdurft -- Voluntary siting of noxious facilities: the role of compensation / Howard Kunreuther -- Voluntary siting of noxious facilities: additional thoughts and empirical evidence / Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Bruno S. Frey -- Direct participation in macro-issue: ... / Cees J.H. Midden -- The Dutch study groups revisited / Jeryl L. Mumpower -- The Pursuit of fair and competent citizen participation / Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler, Peter Wiedemann.
Summary A vital issue facing the citizens and governments of modern democracies is the direct participation of the public in the solution of environmental problems. Governments are increasingly experimenting with approaches that give citizens a greater say in the environmental debate. Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation addresses a crucial question: How can we measure the performance of the citizen participation process? A novel approach to the problem is taken by viewing public participation as an act of communication. Drawing on Jrgen Habermas' Critical Theory of Communication, a normative framework is developed around the central area of citizen participation and competence in knowledge verification. A milestone on the road of citizen participation and applied critical theory, the book provides a sound theoretical and methodological basis for the systematic evaluation of models for environmental discourse. Eight models of citizen participation are studied, from North America and Europe. Each model is evaluated and criticized in paired chapters written by prominent scholars. Audience: Planners and citizens alike will find pragmatic advice in the evaluations.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Renn, Ortwin.
Webler, Thomas.
Wiedemann, Peter M., 1948-
Subject Environmental policy -- Citizen participation.
Environnement -- Protection -- Participation des citoyens.
Environmental policy -- Citizen participation.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789401101318 (electronic bk.)
9401101310 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-94-011-0131-8