A Proposed Adaptive, Deliberative Decision Process

  • Peter J. BalintEmail author
  • Ronald E. Stewart
  • Anand Desai
  • Lawrence C. Walters


At the end of Chapter 6, we introduced a proposal for an approach to decision making in the wicked problem context that incorporates key elements of procedures required under the National Environmental Policy Act, known as the NEPA process (Council on Environmental Quality 1987, 2007), and the concept of learning networks as described by the National Research Council (1996). Figure 6.2, presented on page 126 of the previous chapter, depicts this approach.


Adaptive Management Learning Network Wicked Problem South Florida Water Management District Stakeholder Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Balint
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ronald E. Stewart
    • 2
  • Anand Desai
    • 3
  • Lawrence C. Walters
    • 4
  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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