Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems

Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems

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The long-term governance of radioactive waste continues to be a major complex and unresolved socio-technical issue. Previous technocratic approaches have so far failed. This empirically based study provides a novel approach to complementing technical expertise and economic/political power with stakeholder involvement. Inclusive participation is shown to be an asset that strengthens the processes, enhances robustness and facilitates sustainable decision making, thus adding value for all involved.Robustness from Lessons Learned in Long-Term Radioactive Waste Governance Thomas FlA¼eler ... a€œWastea€, on the one side, is subject to scientific- technical analysis (with its chemical-physical properties), and on the other side it is defined asanbsp;...

Title:Decision Making for Complex Socio-Technical Systems
Author:Thomas Flüeler
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-03-08


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