Time to Talk ? How the Structure of Dialog Processes Shapes Stakeholder Learning in Participatory Water Resources Management

  title={Time to Talk ? How the Structure of Dialog Processes Shapes Stakeholder Learning in Participatory Water Resources Management},
  author={Melanie Muro},
Public participation is increasingly viewed as a means to initiate social learning among stakeholders, resource managers, and policy makers rather than to ensure democratic representation. This growing understanding of participatory activities as learning platforms can be seen as a direct response to shifts in how natural resources management is framed, namely as uncertain, non-linear, and interlinked with the human dimensions. Social learning as it is discussed within the natural resources… CONTINUE READING
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