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Desire and reality: Does participation bring about "good" environmental decisions?

Newig, J. and Fritsch, O.ORCID: 0000-0001-8995-8634 (2011) Desire and reality: Does participation bring about "good" environmental decisions? Wissenschaft & Umwelt Interdisziplinär, 14 . pp. 206-211.

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Abstract

Current political trends and scholarly research increasingly promote collaborative and participatory governance in multi-level systems as a pathway to more sustainable and effective environmental policy. Such decision making, so the hopes, could yield better results and a swifter, more broadly accepted implementation of measures. Nonetheless, the research gap between desire and reality is large. Countless case studies on (participatory) environmental governance have been published, but never systematically reviewed. A meta-analysis of 47 case studies from North America and Western Europe is designed to close this gap and shed light on the hopes placed on participation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Oekom-Verl
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/44647
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