Games for Aiding Stakeholder Deliberation on Nexus Policy Issues

Mochizuki, J. ORCID:, Magnuszewski, P., & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (2018). Games for Aiding Stakeholder Deliberation on Nexus Policy Issues. In: Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Eds. Hulsmann, S. & Ardakanian, R., pp. 93-124 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-75163-4 10.1007/978-3-319-75163-4_5.

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Games can provide an effective and replicable space in which stakeholders learn skills necessary for deliberative and pluralist policymaking. These skills are especially important for “nexus” policy issues that are typically characterised by multiple, competing problem frames involving overlapping networks of stakeholders. In this position paper, we describe three serious games that serve as a space for players (stakeholders) and researchers to jointly explore alternative solutions to complex resource management issues: the Water-Food-Energy Nexus Game (Nexus Game); the Narubu Game of Many Voices (Narubu Game); and the Forest Governance Game (Forest Game). The games contain instructive and reflexive mechanisms that prompt players to self-discover common challenges associated with complex nexus issues, including conflicting institutional mandates, social dilemmas, contending worldviews, and plural interpretations of science.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 06:25
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:30

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