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Title: Improving the 'Rules of Engagement': Understanding how participatory processes are defined, experienced and implemented in Australian natural resource governance
Contributor(s): Howard, Tanya  (author)orcid ; Martin, Paul  (supervisor)orcid ; Williams, Jacqueline  (supervisor)orcid ; Alter, Theodore (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2016
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Community action in natural resource governance can provide a pathway for improved decision-making, increased on-ground activity and acceptance of government and industry legitimacy in managing natural resources. Increasing the role of community in the protection, restoration and management of natural resources is a stated priority of ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principles. Despite a proliferation of legal requirements for public participation and non-legal guidelines that promote community access to environmental decision making at both the international and national scale, implementation is often unsatisfactory and difficult to evaluate.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research (FoR): 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
050209 Natural Resource Management
160507 Environment Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
960704 Land Stewardship
960705 Rural Land Policy
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Tanya Howard
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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