David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics, Place and Environment 9 (3):279 – 298 (2006)
Analyses of participation usually assume a dichotomy between 'instrumental' and 'transformative' approaches. However, this study of voluntary biological monitoring experiences and outcomes finds that they cannot be fitted into such a dichotomy. They can enhance the information base for environmental management; change participants through education about scientific practice and ecological change; lead to changes in life direction or group organisation; and influence decision-makers. Personal transformation can take place within a conventionally top-down context. Conversely, grassroots data collection can shore up the status quo and protect local interests. Partnerships between actors can provide distinct but complementary and mutually rewarding outcomes. Power is not located in a data-consuming centre, and data are not meaningless materials that leave the collector unmoved. A more dynamic model of human-nature relations is presented which connects humans and information in the participatory process.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jay J. Caughron, Alison L. Antes, Cheryl K. Stenmark, Chase E. Thiel, Xiaoqian Wang & Michael D. Mumford (2011). Sensemaking Strategies for Ethical Decision Making. Ethics and Behavior 21 (5):351 - 366.
Anji Wall (2011). The Context of Ethical Problems in Medical Volunteer Work. HEC Forum 23 (2):79-90.
Johannes M. M. Engels, Hannes Dempewolf & Victoria Henson-Apollonio (2011). Ethical Considerations in Agro-Biodiversity Research, Collecting, and Use. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (2):107-126.
Paul Croll (2009). Educational Participation Post-16: A Longitudinal Analysis of Intentions and Outcomes. British Journal of Educational Studies 57 (4):400 - 416.
Kathryn Paxton George (1988). Biodiversity and Biotechnology. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 1 (3):175-192.
B. P. Campos & I. Menezes (1996). Personal and Social Education in Portugal. Journal of Moral Education 25 (3):343-357.
George Tomko, Donald Borrett, Hon Kwan & Greg Steffan (2010). SmartData: Make the Data “Think” for Itself. [REVIEW] Identity in the Information Society 3 (2):343-362.
Stephan Cludts (1999). Organisation Theory and the Ethics of Participation. Journal of Business Ethics 21 (2-3):157 - 171.
Delali B. K. Dovie (2003). Detaining Livelihoods and Disputing Biodiversity: Whose Dilemma? Ethics, Place and Environment 6 (1):27 – 41.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #81,671 of 1,101,681 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #292,019 of 1,101,681 )
How can I increase my downloads?