Public Participation as Participatory Communication in Environmental Policy Decision-Making: From Concepts to Structured Conversations

@article{Walker2007PublicPA,
  title={Public Participation as Participatory Communication in Environmental Policy Decision-Making: From Concepts to Structured Conversations},
  author={Gregg B. Walker},
  journal={Environmental Communication},
  year={2007},
  volume={1},
  pages={110 - 99}
}
  • G. Walker
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Communication
This essay attempts to distinguish between traditional notions of public participation and participatory communication, particularly as currently practiced in non-US settings. In addition, specific tools for facilitating participatory communication are identified and discussed. The essay is based on the author's extensive experience as a conflict mediator and public participation consultant and scholar. For the past 15 years, the author has served as a consultant on matters of environmental… 
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