The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals

The Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals
Pages:
228
Language
Published:
March 11th 2002 by Yale University Press
ISBN10:
0300090129
Genre:
Goodreads Rating:
3.45
ISBN13:
9780300090123

This useful book is designed to teach natural resources professionals how to be more effective in solving conservation and environmental policy problems. Its presentation of basic concepts, case studies, and “real world concerns” provides a deeper understanding of the policy process and makes the book an invaluable aid for students and practitioners in such fields as wildlife biology, conservation biology, forestry, range management, ecosystem management, and sustainable development. Susan G. Clark begins by describing the challenges faced by natural resources professionals. She then explains how the substance and process of policy analysis and decision making can be improved by using a policy sciences framework that takes into account biological, social, political, and institutional considerations. Finally she reflects on how issues of human rights and morality should affect natural resources management and policy analysis. The book is very user-friendly.

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