Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines whether there is a role for substantive rationality in gaining stakeholder acceptance when values conflict in a local government decision-making process. A case study of the Sifton Bog in London, Ontario, which involves the management of urban wildlife, is conducted to demonstrate a decision-making process where there is a conflict of values. The findings reveal that the more values conflict, the harder it is to implement substantive reasoning in the decision-making process.
Skaith, Eha, "Killing Bambi: Decision-Making When Values Clash" (2005). MPA Major Research Papers. 54.