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A selection of methods used in deliberative and inclusionary processes

Tom Wakeford

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This section is intended to be a quick survey of some different deliberative and inclusionary processes (DIPs) that have been used to discuss issues involving a policy, scientific or technical component. It is by no means exclusive, and its Northern bias is an inevitable consequence of these processes having been undertaken almost exclusively in the North to date. Many projects have focused on areas relating to science policy where there has been crisis of public confidence and a perceived gulf between scientists and citizens whose views are typically dismissed as being based on misunderstandings or ignorance. There is, however, a good deal of overlap with other participatory techniques developed for other purposes such as Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA).

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