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The role of intermediaries in managing environmental problems: three coastal case studies from Tasmania, Australia

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Summers, A and Kriwoken, L, The role of intermediaries in managing environmental problems: three coastal case studies from Tasmania, Australia, Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 7, (3) pp. 203-216. ISSN 1836-6503 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/18366503.2015.1100700

Abstract

Effectively integrating science into environmental policy decisions can improve the management of environmental problems. Attempts to successfully integrate scientific knowledge may utilise intermediaries. This paper examines perceptions on the role of intermediaries in three case studies in Tasmania, Australia (sea level rise managed by Clarence City Council, the Derwent Estuary Program and the Shack Sites Project). An internet survey and a suite of key informant interviews were undertaken with scientists and policy-makers in each of the case studies. Results indicate that intermediaries can facilitate the integration of science into policy, even if not all participants recognise them as fulfilling this role. The ambiguity regarding terminology was also a recurrent theme. However, the facilitation of intermediaries is more effective when political priorities do not conflict with the incorporation of science into policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:intermediaries, environmental management, coastal zone management
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Summers, A (Ms Anna Summers)
Author:Kriwoken, L (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
ID Code:104922
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2015-11-26
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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