Can the Public Express Their Views or Say No Through Public Engagement?

  title={Can the Public Express Their Views or Say No Through Public Engagement?},
  author={John H. Evans},
  journal={Environmental Communication},
  pages={881 - 885}
  • John H. Evans
  • Published 3 September 2020
  • Political Science, History
  • Environmental Communication
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