Factors favorable to public participation success

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Categories of factors linked to successful public participation (PP) program outcomes include PP process, organizational context, sociopolitical context, strategic considerations and unique (special circumstances) factors. We re-order the long list factors according to how essential, important, and unique they are and discuss their significance and interrelationships. It is argued that bureacratic structure and operational modes are basically in conflict with features of successful PP programs (openness, two-way education, communication with nonexpert outsiders). If this is so, then it is not surprising that the factors essential for PP success in bureacracies involve extraordinary management efforts by agencies to bypass, compensate for, ... continued below

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Peelle, E.; Schweitzer, M.; Munro, J.; Carnes, S. & Wolfe, A. May 1, 1996.

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Categories of factors linked to successful public participation (PP) program outcomes include PP process, organizational context, sociopolitical context, strategic considerations and unique (special circumstances) factors. We re-order the long list factors according to how essential, important, and unique they are and discuss their significance and interrelationships. It is argued that bureacratic structure and operational modes are basically in conflict with features of successful PP programs (openness, two-way education, communication with nonexpert outsiders). If this is so, then it is not surprising that the factors essential for PP success in bureacracies involve extraordinary management efforts by agencies to bypass, compensate for, or overcome structural constraints. We conclude by speculating about the long-term viability of PP practices in the agency setting as well as the consequences for agencies that attempt the problematic task of introducing PP into their complex, mission-oriented organizations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96009635

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  • 21. annual conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals: practical environmental directions - a changing agenda, Houston, TX (United States), 2-6 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96009635
  • Report No.: CONF-960648--3
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 228492
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672895

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Peelle, E.; Schweitzer, M.; Munro, J.; Carnes, S. & Wolfe, A. Factors favorable to public participation success, article, May 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672895/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.