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Collaborative Environmental Management : What Roles for Government-1 - Tomas M. Koontz

Collaborative Environmental Management

What Roles for Government-1

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781891853807
Number Of Pages: 224

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Collaboration has become a popular approach to environmental policy, planning, and management. At the urging of citizens, nongovernmental organizations, and industry, government officials at all levels have experimented with collaboration. Yet questions remain about the roles that governments play in collaboration--whether they are constructive and support collaboration, or introduce barriers. This thoughtful book analyzes a series of cases to understand how collaborative processes work and whether government can be an equal partner even as government agencies often formally control decision making and are held accountable for the outcomes. Looking at examples where government has led, encouraged, or followed in collaboration, the authors assess how governmental actors and institutions affected the way issues were defined, the resources available for collaboration, and the organizational processes and structures that were established. Cases include collaborative efforts to manage watersheds, rivers, estuaries, farmland, endangered species habitats, and forests. The authors develop a new theoretical framework and demonstrate that government left a heavy imprint in each of the efforts. The work concludes by discussing the choices and challenges faced by governmental institutions and actors as they try to realize the potential of collaborative environmental management.

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'A welcome addition to the growing collaboration literature . . . A useful resource for practitioners and students in environmental policy, planning, and public administration.' Journal of the American Planning Association

'A terrific book that expands our understanding of new forms of environmental governance. The authors bring a wealth of experience to provide a balanced, insightful, and highly readable account of a diverse set of cases involving collaboration for natural resource and environmental stewardship.' Peter J. May, University of Washington

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Authorsp. xiii
Governmental Roles in Collaborative Environmental Managementp. 1
Government as Follower
Citizen-Initiated Collaboration: The Applegate Partnershipp. 35
Nonprofit Facilitation: The Darby Partnershipp. 49
Government as Encourager
Encouragement through "Carrots" and "Sticks": Habitat Conservation Planning and the Endangered Species Actp. 65
Encouragement through Grants: Ohio's Farmland Preservation Task Forcesp. 81
Government as Leader
Science-Based Collaborative Management: The Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Studyp. 103
Government-Led Community Collaboration: The Animas River Stakeholder Groupp. 126
Reconsidering Governmental Roles
Government as Actor and as Institutionp. 147
Envisioning the Roles of Governmentp. 174
Methodological Appendixp. 185
Notesp. 189
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9781891853807
ISBN-10: 1891853805
Series: Rff Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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