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    Author(s): Kathleen McGinley
    Date: 2017
    Source: In F. Cubbage, J. O’Laughlin, & M. N. Peterson (Eds.), Natural resource policy (pp. 459-485). Long Grove, IL.: Waveland Press, Inc.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: International Institute of Tropical Forestry
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    The ability of people to participate in the decisions that affect their lives is a tenet of democratic governance. In the broadest sense, public participation pertains to processes by which people engage in the development and implementation of public policies and programs. Fung (2006) stated that participation serves the democratic values of legitimacy and justice and improves the effectiveness of public action. Public participation can be carried out in a variety of ways, from casting votes at the ballot box, to testifying in court, to demonstrations and protests. It is also accomplished through long-term partnerships and other collaborative arrangements that address the management of natural resources and the provisions of other public goods and services.

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    McGinley, K. 2017. Natural resource participation, collaboration, and partnerships. In F. Cubbage, J. O’Laughlin, & M. N. Peterson (Eds.), Natural resource policy (pp. 459-485). Long Grove, IL.: Waveland Press, Inc.

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    natural resources, policy, public participation, collaboration, partnerships.

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