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Deliberative Mapping: a novel analytic-deliberative tool for participatory risk assessment

Professor Jacquie Burgess
Professor of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, Centre for Environmental Risk.

Date: 30 January 2007
Time
: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue
: CARR Seminar Room, H615

Abstract

Deliberative Mapping is a participatory, multi-criteria option appraisal tool developed by a team of researchers from UCL and SPRU (University of Sussex). DM has been trialled in two different arenas since 2001: the first explored options for kidney organ transplantation (funded by the Wellcome Trust 2001-03); the second, explored options for the disposal of the UK's legacy radioactive wastes (funded by CoRWM, in 2004).

In this presentation, Jacquie Burgess will address the arguments for combining analytic and deliberative forms of reasoning in risk assessment to demonstrate how DM's claims to novelty might be evaluated, before turning to a more detailed discussion of the CoRWM DM radwaste trial and reflections on the extent to which lessons from the trial contributed to the final program of public and stakeholder engagement undertaken by CoRWM between 2004-6.

About the speaker

Jacquie Burgess specialises in the social and cultural dimensions of environmental social science, with particular interests in the design and implementation of decision-making processes that bring experts, stakeholders and citizens into productive discussions to support policy development.

 

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