Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases
Fife-Adams, Stephen, Endangered Species Update
A prime characteristic of many environmental disputes is their intractability. Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts provides several case studies of intractable environmental conflicts in the United States. The authors use the technique of framing analysis as a tool to explore how and why certain conflicts elude resolution, while in other cases the disputants are able to find common ground. The result is a comprehensive text on conflict resolution that could become an important learning tool for scientists, environmental activists, government agency officials, and other parties to local, national and global environmental conflicts.
Roy J. Lewicki, Barbara Gray, and Michael Elliott, eds. Island Press 2002
A prime characteristic of many environmental disputes is their intractability. Whether the issue at hand is the preservation of habitat and protection of ecosystems, the sustainable use of resources, the regulation and cleanup of toxic materials, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, or almost any other matter where ecological imperatives come into conflict with human perceptions, desires, traditions and innate behavior, one does not have to look far to find "conflicts that are long-standing and elude resolution." Where the protection of endangered species is concerned, intractable conflicts may sometimes seem like more the norm than the exception, …
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Publication information: Article title: Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases. Contributors: Fife-Adams, Stephen - Author. Magazine title: Endangered Species Update. Volume: 20. Issue: 6 Publication date: November-December 2003. Page number: 235+. © 2007 University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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