Title

Dialogue and Deliberation in Environmental Conflict: Enacting Civic Science

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title

The Environmental Communication Yearbook

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Volume

1

Editor

Susan L. Senecah

First Page

145

Last Page

163

Abstract

Civic science in practice can foster shared understanding and discovering areas of both agreement and disagreement on all aspects of effective policy. Attainment of these goals hinges on constructive communication. Consistent with a social construction perspective, civic science forums presume that communication is hu-man symbolic activity through which meanings are constructed and negotiated and some degree of understanding achieved. Although Lee did not address communication issues specifically, civic science is enacted via forums that promote dialogue and deliberation

Comments

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