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Mediated Modeling

A System Dynamics Approach to Environmental Consensus Building

By Marjan Van Den Belt, Thomas Dietz (Foreword by)

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Format: Hardcover, 339 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2004
Mediated modeling is an innovative new approach that enhances the use of computer models as invaluable tools to guide policy and management decisions. Rather than having outside experts dispensing answers to local stakeholders, mediated modeling brings together diverse interests to raise the shared level of understanding and foster a broad and deep consensus. It provides a structured process based on system dynamics thinking in which community members, government officials, industry representatives, and other stakeholders can work together to produce a coherent, simple but elegant simulation model.
Mediated Modeling by Marjan Van Den Belt is a practical guide to participatory modeling for both practitioners and students, one that is firmly theoretically grounded in the field of systems dynamics and environmental modeling. Five in-depth case studies describe the successful use of the technique in a variety of settings, and a final chapter synthesizes the lessons highlighted by the case studies.
Mediated Modeling's step-by-step description of the techniques and practical advice regarding implementation offer a real-world solution for all those seeking to make sound decisions about the environment.

About the Author

Marjan van den Belt is President of Mediated Modeling Partners, LLC. She is an ecological economist and environmental management professional with more than ten years of research, executive, and managerial experience. Her area of expertise is participatory processes in environmental management and policy making. She holds both a mastersin business economics anda Ph.D. in environmental sciences."

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oMediated Modeling is one place where science and policy meet.o --David Cash, Environment

EAN: 9781559639606
ISBN: 1559639601
Publisher: Island Press
Dimensions: 26.06 x 18.39 x 2.39 centimetres (0.79 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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