Modeling the Environmental Collaboration Process: A Deductive Approach

University of Calgary Economics Working Paper No. 2003-10

36 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2003

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Christopher J. Bruce

University of Calgary - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

Collaborative processes in which citizen and industry groups develop mutually-acceptable environmental policies have become increasingly popular over the last two decades. In recognition of the importance of these processes, a substantial academic literature has arisen. The models that have developed within this literature have primarily employed the inductive approach. The deductive approach has received little attention, despite its proven value. The purpose of this paper is to employ that approach to construct a model of collaborative negotiations, not to replace the current inductive models, but to provide an alternative perspective on the same topic. Ten hypotheses derived from this model are tested against data drawn from a survey of participants in a land-use planning exercise in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Keywords: environmental collaboration, consensus building

JEL Classification: Q2

Suggested Citation

Bruce, Christopher J., Modeling the Environmental Collaboration Process: A Deductive Approach (November 2003). University of Calgary Economics Working Paper No. 2003-10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=475922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.475922

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