A Stake in the Future is a comprehensive study of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, which was first conceived by the leaders in the Canadian mining industry. The goal was to revitalize the mining industry, attract new investment and forge an alliance with major stakeholders such as government, environmental groups, First Nations, the mining industry, and labour. The book examines the political, cultural, and policy issues involved in developing a new consenus-based approach to resolving land and resource use disputes with particular focus on a national multi-stakeholder initiative in the mineral sector.
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.
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.
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.