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Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability : Beyond Deadlock and Conflict - Minu Hemmati

Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability

Beyond Deadlock and Conflict

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9781853838705
Number Of Pages: 328

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Governments, businesses, international organizations, local groups and numerous other publicly engaged bodies are turning to multi-stakeholder processes (MSPs) because conventional party politics is just not working. MSPs involve bringing together all those whose interests are at stake in crucial social, economic, developmental and environmental debates, and finding practical ways forward as well as ways in which these might be implemented. The new politics is about recognizing the rights of, and the risks faced by, all those involved, and about moving beyond conflicts towards a more equitable state. This is a practical guide that explains how MSPs can be organized to deliver their potential for successful resolution of complex issues and for sustainable forms of development. It includes detailed examples and provides functional checklists, explaining how to get beyond adversarial politics and achieve positive results. This significant contribution to understanding new participatory approaches will be essential reading for the stakeholders, governmental agencies, NGOs as well as students and academics in politics, development studies and environmental sciences.

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesp. vii
About the Authorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Glossary, Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xii
A Call to Readersp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Where We Arep. 4
One Step Beyondp. 6
An Eclectic Approachp. 7
Nothing New?p. 9
The Bookp. 9
Terms, Variety and Goalsp. 15
Clarification of Termsp. 15
A Variety of Processesp. 20
The Goalsp. 23
The Context: Multi-stakeholder Processes and Global Governancep. 26
Impact of UN Reform Packagesp. 29
The Role of the CSD in Evolving Changep. 31
The Futurep. 34
The Concepts: Key Values and Ideologies of MSPsp. 39
Fundamental Valuesp. 40
Derived Concepts and Strategiesp. 52
Partnership, Collaboration and Solidarityp. 54
The Research: Effective Communication and Decision-making in Diverse Groupsp. 73
Introductionp. 73
Overview of Findingsp. 74
Conclusionsp. 94
The Practice: Examples of Multi-stakeholder Processesp. 96
Overviewp. 97
Reported Problems and Conclusionsp. 115
Twenty Examplesp. 119
How To Do It
Designing MSPs: A Detailed Guidep. 209
Some General Considerationsp. 209
Contextp. 211
Framingp. 225
Inputsp. 229
Dialogue/Meetingsp. 235
Outputsp. 241
Throughout the Processp. 245
The Short-cutp. 249
Principles of Stakeholder Involvement and Partnershipp. 249
A Checklist for MSP Designersp. 251
Conclusion: More Than One Step Beyond - What Next?p. 263
Methodology of the Projectp. 266
Contributors, Commentators and Intervieweesp. 270
Uned Forump. 273
Referencesp. 274
Notesp. 297
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9781853838705
ISBN-10: 1853838705
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1