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Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation: Evaluating Models for Environmental Discourse

Edited By: Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler and Peter Wiedemann

381 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #70338 | ISBN: 079233518X
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A milestone in the area of citizen participation and applied critical theory, this book provides a sound theoretical and methodological basis for systematic evaluation of models for environmental discourse. Planners and citizens alike will find the advice emanating from the evaluations of pragmatic value.


1. A Need for Discourse on Citizen Participation: Objectives and Structure of the Book; O. Renn, T. Webler, P. Wiedemann. 2. A Brief Primer on Participation: Philosophy and Practice; T. Webler, O. Renn. 3. "Right" Discourse in Citizen Participation: An Evaluative Yardstick; T. Webler. 4. The Redemption of Citizen Advisory Committees: A Perspective from Critical Theory; F.M. Lynn, J.D. Kartez. 5. Citizens' Advisory Committee as a Model For Public Participation: A Multiple-Criteria Evaluation; A. Vari. 6. Planning Cells: A Gate to "Fractal" Mediation; P.C. Dienel, O. Renn. 7. Review of "Planning Cells": Problems of Legitimation; H.J. Seiler. 8. Citizens' Juries: One Solution for Difficult Environmental Questions; N. Crosby. 9. The Citizens' Jury as Model of Public Participation: A Critical Evaluation; A. Armour. 10. The Varresbecker Bach Participatory Process: The Model of Citizen Initiatives; F. Claus. 11. The Varresbecker Bach Participatory Process: An Evaluation; J. Linnerooth- Bayer. 12. Regulatory Negotiation as a Form of Public Participation; D. Fiorino. 13. Regulatory Negotiation as Citizen Participation: A Critique; S.G. Hadden. 14. Mediation; M. Baughman. 15. Environmental Mediation: Insights into the Microcosm and Outlooks for Political Implications; W. Nothdurft. 16. Voluntary Siting of Noxious Facilities: The Role of Compensation; H. Kunreuther. 17. Voluntary Siting of Noxious Facilities: Additional Thoughts and Empirical Evidence; F. Oberholzer-Gee, B.S. Frey. 18. Direct Participation in Macro-Issues: A Multiple Group Approach. An Analysis and Critique of the Dutch National Debate on Energy Policy, Fairness, Competence, and Beyond; C.J.H. Midden. 19. The Dutch Study Groups Revisited; J.L. Mumpower. 20. The Pursuit of Fair and Competent Citizen Participation; O. Renn, T. Webler, P. Wiedemann.

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