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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.

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Tracy Lee Clarke

Dr. Tracylee Clarke is currently an associate professor and chair of the Communication Program at California State University Channel Islands. Her current research and teaching interests include environmental communication and conflict management, collaborative decision-making and policy development, the intersections of narrative, culture, identity and conflict, and the role of dialogue in conflict prevention and resolution. She is a member of US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K. Udall Foundation and teaches a course for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law. Dr. Clarke worked as an... More About Author

Tarla Rai Peterson

Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson is a professor of Communication at the University of Texas, El Paso. She also serves as a guest professor of Environmental Communication at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and as an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Utah. Dr. Peterson has published several books on communication, technology and the environment as well as numerous research articles on environmental conflict and public participation in environmental policy-making. Her research program explores how the intersections between communication, democratic practice and policy enable/constrain policy options and public life... More About Author

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