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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods$
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Eric Brousseau, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, and Bernd Siebenhüner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017244

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.001.0001

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Participatory Governance and Sustainability

Participatory Governance and Sustainability

Findings of a Meta-Analysis of Stakeholder Involvement in Environmental Decision Making

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(p.181) 10 Participatory Governance and Sustainability
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Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods
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Oliver Fritsch

Jens Newig

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.003.0195

This chapter, which critically assesses the potential of participatory and reflexive governance in realizing sustainability goals, discusses the condition along with favorable reflexive and participatory mechanisms needed to realize local knowledge, collective learning, and environmental goals. It presents the findings of a meta-analysis of many studies on the collective environmental decision-making processes, focusing on examples of public participation initiated to agree on relevant public decisions. The samples required for the meta-analysis are taken from a database of 200 case studies of collaborative environmental management in Western countries. The sample cases are selected according to the comprehensiveness of available information derived from North America, demonstrating the significance of participatory governance in the United States and Canada.

Keywords:   reflexive governance, meta-analysis, database

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