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Problem structuring methods as an aid to multiple-stakeholder evaluation

Rosenhead, Jonathan (2005) Problem structuring methods as an aid to multiple-stakeholder evaluation. In: Miller, Donald and Potassini, Domenico, (eds.) Beyond Benefit Cost Analysis: Accounting for Non-Market Values in Planning Evaluation. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, UK, pp. 163-173. ISBN 9780754640943

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Abstract

Illustrated by case studies from Europe, North America and the Middle East, this book examines how non-market values can be identified, measured and incorporated into planning evaluation methodologies. The traditional means of assessing planning options, benefit-cost analysis, requires that all effects be expressed in monetary terms and this volume offers alternative approaches. It presents strategies for accomplishing the major purposes of planning evaluation - including the provision of an explicit, replicable basis for public assessment - in alternative ways. Growing demand for public involvement and for accountability in decision making requires better means for accommodating a broad range of concerns in planning evaluation. Methodologies examined include effectiveness-cost and multicriteria analysis, and the book explores how these have been applied in practice in developing special-issue plans, complex regional development strategies, and efforts to analyze the environmental justice implications of major infrastructure projects. Use of scenarios and problem structuring methods by stakeholder groups are also explored.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.ashgate.com/
Additional Information: © 2005 Donald Miller and Domenico Potassini
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Management Science Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 15:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33402/

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