A methodology to determine the contribution of stakeholders to the robustness of environmental policy decisions

R.M. Bijlsma, H.A. Wolters, J.L. de Kok, A.Y. Hoekstra

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademicpeer-review

17 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

A methodology is developed in this paper to test the effectiveness of successful
stakeholder participation in creating substantively more robust policy,
and to identify the factors responsible for that. The comparison is
made to a more traditional management of government policy, in which
experts in administrative agencies perform the policy analyses. The methodology
compares the substantive robustness of the preferred alternative
developed in a stakeholder participation process to the robustness of the
preferred alternative developed for the same case in an expert-based process.
It comprises a case study design that enables realistic performance of
both processes, ensures their comparability and guards their quality. The
developed methodology appears promising and is currently being applied.
A systematic investigation of the relation between stakeholder contribution
and the robustness of policy analyses helps formulating arguments for stakeholder involvement. Furthermore it can improve the effectiveness of a
participation activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-18
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2007
Event1st International Conference on Adaptive & Integrated Water Management, CAIWA 2007 - Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 12 Nov 200715 Nov 2007
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Adaptive & Integrated Water Management, CAIWA 2007
Abbreviated titleCAIWA
CountrySwitzerland
CityBasel
Period12/11/0715/11/07

Keywords

  • Environmental policy
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Robustness
  • Policy risk
  • Perceptions
  • Uncertainty

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A methodology to determine the contribution of stakeholders to the robustness of environmental policy decisions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Bijlsma, R. M., Wolters, H. A., de Kok, J. L., & Hoekstra, A. Y. (2007). A methodology to determine the contribution of stakeholders to the robustness of environmental policy decisions. 1-18. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Adaptive & Integrated Water Management, CAIWA 2007, Basel, Switzerland.