Public Participation in Sustainability Science

A Handbook

Public Participation in Sustainability Science
  • Edited by Bernd Kasemir


    Edited by Jill Jäger


    Edited by Carlo C. Jaeger


    Edited by Matthew T. Gardner


    Foreword by William C. Clark


    Foreword by Alexander Wokaun

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:September 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511490972

    Hardback ISBN:9780521818186

    Paperback ISBN:9780521521444

  • Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490972

    Subjects: Comparative Politics

The participation of citizens and other stakeholders is increasingly important for policy making in sustainability and environmental development. The contributors to this book examine methods for facilitating public participation on local and international levels. Policy makers must consider a complex network of social and natural interactions. The study suggests consultation procedures integrating technical scientific modelling with democratic decision-making processes.


 Reviews:

"I believe Public Participation in Sustainability Science is a solid, rigorous contribution that will be useful for scholars in the sociology of science, citizenship studies and environmental education as well. Any academics studying social movements, citizen participation, policy making or the public sphere in general should amply benefit from its reading."
-Yves Laberge, Institut Quebecois des Hautes etudes Internationales, Quebec City, Political Theory

'… a solid, rigorous contribution that will be useful for scholars in the sociology of science, citizenship studies and environmental education as well.' Political Studies Review

'… the forensically detailed write-ups of the data, including copious quotations from participants, assists the reader in judging the value of the research – a degree of flexibility for which the authors ought to be commended … The book addresses many intriguing issues.' Public Administration

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