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Adaptive Governance : Integrating Science, Policy, and Decision Making, Paperback / softback Book

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Drawing on five detailed case studies from the American West, the authors explore and clarify how to expedite a transition toward adaptive governance and break the gridlock in natural resource policymaking.

Unlike scientific management, which relies on science as the foundation for policies made through a central bureaucratic authority, adaptive governance integrates various types of knowledge and organizations.

Adaptive governance relies on open decision-making processes recognizing multiple interests, community-based initiatives, and an integrative science in addition to traditional science.

Case studies discussed include a program to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River with the active participation of water developers and environmentalists; a district ranger's innovative plan to manage national forestland in northern New Mexico; and how community-based forestry groups are affecting legislative change in Washington, D.C.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Central government policies
  • ISBN: 9780231136259

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