xxi, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
1844070131 9781844070138 184407014X 9781844070145
"The book spans both theory and practice in assessing the relationship between public participation and mediation. It is structured around detailed case studies from Britain, the USA and the Netherlands, which are interspersed with chapters providing explanation and interpretation of the theoretical and practical issues involved. In reviewing the state of environmental conflict resolution, the author examines how and why conflicts occur and whether approaches to conflict resolution based on consensus building could be more widely applied."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Introduction to the principal case studies Using social theory to explain conflicts Alternative dispute resolution : the contribution of negotiation and consensus building Mediation and its contribution to resolving environmental disputes 'Clearing the air' : the North Oxford County Coalition Public participation in decision-making and partnerships Building trust : crucial lessons in participation and partnership Organization, power, and conflict Consensus and the political process Conclusions on removing the barriers.
K3585 .S534 2005
Available in Other Form
Online version: Sidaway, Roger. Resolving environmental disputes. London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005