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Participation and Environmental Governance: Consensus, Ambivalence and Debate


  • Harriet Bulkeley
  • Arthur P.J. Mol


During the past four decades the governance of environmental problems - the definition of issues and their political and practical resolution - has evolved to include a wider range of stakeholders in more extensive open discussions. In the introduction to this issue of Environmental Values on 'Environment, Policy and Participation', we outline some features of these recent developments in participatory environmental governance, indicate some key questions that arise, and give an overview of the collection of papers in this special issue.

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  • Harriet Bulkeley & Arthur P.J. Mol, 2003. "Participation and Environmental Governance: Consensus, Ambivalence and Debate," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 12(2), pages 143-154, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:env:journl:ev12:ev1207

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    Environmental politics; governance; deliberative forums; participation; stakeholders; consensus;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation


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