Tables and Figures Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1. Surveying the Terrain 2. Assessing the Situation: Challenges to the Mineral Industry 3. Staking a Claim: Broadening the Public Interest 4. Rough Terrain: Rich Resource The Whitehorse Mining Initiative 5. The Whitehorse Mining Accord: The Search for Consensus 6. Implementing the Vision? Provincial and Federal Initiatives 7. Perspectives on the Accord Terra Incognita -- The Future of Resource Policy-Making in Canada Appendixes Notes Bibliography
Mary Louise McAllister is associate professor of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Cynthia J. Alexander is assistant professor of Political Science, Acadia University, Nova Scotia.
A Stake in the Future ... is the first comprehensive study of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative in which leaders in the mining industry worked to build consensus with other stakeholders, governments, environmental groups, First Nations and labour ... This thoughtful review of both the process, the results and early efforts at implementation provides a valuable context for current issues and opportunities. * Constructive Citizen Participation * A Stake in the Future tests the outer boudaries of ... Issues in impressive fashion by detailing a successful consensus-building exercise that was nongovernmentally led and financed ... McAllister and Alexander have identified and explored a cutting-edge case and, in the process, unearthed many questions that challenge prevailing assumptions. -- Neil Freeman, University of Toronto * Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol 31, No. 1 * It is a detailed and insightful account of a process of decision-making that will increasingly characterized Canadian public policy formation ... A Stake in the Future is highly recommended for those interested in public policy formulation, public an interest-group participation, and the evolving character of decision-making in Canada in a environment of increasing pluralization. -- Richard G. Kuhn * Canadian Book Review Annual 5053 *