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Cleveland State University

2007

Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center

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Commentary: The Use Of Focus Groups For Design And Implementation Of Collaborative Environmental Administrative Programs: A Comparison Of Two State-Level Processes In Ohio, Wendy Kellogg, Kevin E. O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Kirstin Toth Sep 2007

Commentary: The Use Of Focus Groups For Design And Implementation Of Collaborative Environmental Administrative Programs: A Comparison Of Two State-Level Processes In Ohio, Wendy Kellogg, Kevin E. O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Kirstin Toth

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Development and implementation of administrative programs are important steps in the process of change through public law and policy. These programs set the specific mechanisms that will be used to carry out the intent of the law or policy as best an agency can determine. Administrative personnel may involve the general public and stakeholders in program development and implementation in order to improve program design, increasingly used as part of collaborative environmental management strategies. This article examines the use of focus groups as a stakeholder participation method in collaborative program development and implementation processes in two different environmentally-oriented agency programs ...