Shared values and deliberative valuation: Future directions

Jasper Kenter, Rosalind Bryce, Michael Christie, Nigel Cooper, Neal Hockley, Katherine Irvine, Ioan Fazey, Liz O'Brien, Johanne Orchard-Webb, Neil Ravenscroft, Christopher Raymond, Mark Reed, Paul Tett, Verity Watson

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Valuation that focuses only on individual values evades the substantial collective and intersubjective meanings, signi interdisciplinary aggregation with questions of participation, ethics, and social justice. Synthesising understanding from various contributions to this Special Issue of deliberative valuation, we discuss key the ontology of shared values; 2) the role of catalyst and con services; 4) transcendental values; 5) the process and outcomes of deliberation; 6) deliberative monetary valuation; 7) value aggregation, meta-values and results of this Special Issue and these key questions can help develop a more extensive evidence base to mature the area and develop environmental valuation into a more pluralistic, comprehensive, robust, legitimate and eficance and value from ecosystems. Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems constitute a diffuse andfield of research, covering an area that links questions around value ontology, elicitation andEcosystem Services, and with a particular focus on deliberation andfindings and present 35 future research questions in eight topic areas: 1)flict points; 3) shared values and cultural ecosystem‘rules of the game’; and 8) integrating valuation methods. Theffective way of safeguarding ecosystems and their services for the future.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEcosystem Services
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016

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Open Access funded by Natural Environment Research Council.This article is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).


  • Shared values
  • Transcendental values
  • Integrated valuation
  • Deliberative monetary valuation
  • Ethics
  • Cultural ecosystem services


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