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Environmental Valuation Analysis, public deliberation, and their pragmatic syntheses: a critical appraisal

Niemeyer, Simon; Spash, Clive


This paper explores how theoretical, practical and political issues are addressed differently by cost - benefit analysis and deliberative - participatory approaches to environmental policy. Theoretically rigorous approaches may prove to be too narrowly defined and so unsuitable because they neglect the requirements of practical implementation. Yet pragmatism which flaunts theoretical understanding lacks analytical power and can mislead policy. How economic methods, such as contingent valuation,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and Planning C
DOI: 10.1068/c9s


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