Decision Aiding, Not Dispute Resolution: Creating Insights Through Structured Environmental Decisions
Instead, they advocate an alternative approach to stakeholder participation characterized as "decision aiding" through a structured process based on constructive, multi-attribute techniques and value-focused thinking. In this paper some of the major difficulties posed by a dispute-resolution approach are articulated, the principles of a decision-aiding process reviewed, and this alternative approach illustrated by describing a stakeholder consultation involving water-use planning for a hydroelectric facility on the Alouette River in British Columbia, Canada.
Robin Gregory, Tim McDaniels and Daryl Fields
Journal of Policy Analysis And Management, 20 (3), 415 (2001)
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