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Consensus Building as a Policy Making Strategy for Water Resources Management

  • Author(s): Innes, Judith E
  • Connick, Sarah
  • et al.
Abstract

Collaborative processes offer possible means to resolve public policy disputes that administrative, regulatory and/or judicial processes have failed to solve, thus breaking the gridlock that results when governmental agencies don’t work effectively. The use of collaborative processes and collaborative policy making have produced important results in natural resources management in California, as illustrated by three cases.

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