This report focuses on the involvement of stakeholders and the participation of the directly affected public in risk governance. It provides detailed insight into the main concepts behind involvement processes, and examples of how to structure these processes so that they are effective. The report describes the main features of and conditions for successful stakeholder involvement and highlights how these can be applied to risk governance.
Organising and structuring a stakeholder involvement process goes beyond the mere desire to initiate a two-way communication process and the willingness to listen to public concerns. Discursive processes need a structure that ensures the integration of technical expertise, regulatory requirements, and public values. Decisions on risk must reflect effective regulation, efficient use of resources, legitimate means of action, and social acceptability and this is outlined in this report.
Chapter 1: Key terms in stakeholder involvement
Chapter 2: The need for stakeholder involvement – A systems perspective
Chapter 3: Generic concepts for stakeholder involvement
Chapter 4: The analytic-deliberative approach to stakeholder involvement
Chapter 5: Focusing on operations – Lessons for successful stakeholder involvement
Chapter 6: Stakeholder involvement in risk governance
Chapter 7: Appropriate formats for stakeholder involvement in risk governanceCheck our Executive Summary and full table of contents here