Alex Sager
Portland State University
The Hanford Advisory Board (HAB) is a broadly representative, deliberative body that provides formal policy advice on Department of Energy (DOE) proposals and decisions at the Hanford nuclear cleanup site near Richland, Washington. Despite considerable skepticism about the effectiveness of citizen advisory boards, we contend that the HAB offers promising institutional innovations. Drawing on our analysis of the HAB’s formal advice as well as our interviews with board members and agency officials, we explore the HAB’s unique design, outline a normative framework for evaluating participatory institutions, and assess the HAB’s effectiveness in rendering the DOE accountable to the local public.
Keywords Bureaucracy  Deliberative Democracy  Environmental Ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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

Experts: Which Ones Should You Trust?Alvin I. Goldman - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1):85-110.
Experts: Which Ones Should You Trust?Alvin Goldman - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1):85-110.
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning About the Ends of Policy.Henry S. Richardson - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (1):204-210.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Communicative Democracy: A Version of Deliberative Democracy.Adela Cortina - 2010 - Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 96 (2):133-150.
Bioethics and Deliberative Democracy: Five Warnings From Hobbes.Griffin Trotter - 2006 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (3):235 – 250.
The Importance of Participatory Virtues in the Future of Environmental Education.Matt Ferkany & Kyle Powys Whyte - 2012 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (3):419-434.
E-Democracy, E-Contestation and the Monitorial Citizen.Jeroen van den Hoven - 2005 - Ethics and Information Technology 7 (2):51-59.
The (Severe) Limits of Deliberative Democracy as the Basis for Political Choice.Gerald F. Gaus - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55 (117):26-53.
Uncertainty and Participatory Democracy.Luigi Pellizzoni - 2003 - Environmental Values 12 (2):195-224.
Pictures of Politics: Deliberative and Other Aspects of Democracy.Bert van den Brink - 2012 - Archiv für Rechts- Und Sozialphilosophie 98 (3):396-410.


Added to PP index

Total views
430 ( #15,404 of 2,362,031 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
29 ( #25,675 of 2,362,031 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes