The final project component of this topic is to identify and evaluate the decision-making structures, formal and informal, that will determine the outcome of your issue. Consider the following questions, which are designed to guide your analysis:
Who are the main decision-makers?
To whom do the decision-makers consult?
Describe the structure in which these decision-makers operate (e.g., local or provincial governments, collaborative decision-making between government and non-government organizations, etc.).
Do you see evidence that suggests that power is shared equally amongst the participants involved in the decision-making process?
If not, can you suggest some solutions to remedy this situation? What are the barriers to implementing your solutions?
Are any “voices” missing from the discussion/debate? If so, who? What might be some of the problems with consulting with additional people? What would be some positive impacts of doing so?