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Citizenship and Sustainability in Dependent Island Communities: the case of the Huon Valley region in southern Tasmania

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Davidson, JL, Citizenship and Sustainability in Dependent Island Communities: the case of the Huon Valley region in southern Tasmania, Local Environment, 8, (5) pp. 527-540. ISSN 1354-9839 (2003) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/1354983032000143680

Abstract

In Western democracies, rising levels of political alienation have prompted concerned political authorities to improve the quality of citizenship by such means as civic education. As well, the several international conventions underpinning the sustainable development discourse mandate participation to empower people in their own development. Active citizenship and the participation fundamental to it can be problematic for island communities with a history of economic and political dependence, since there exist a number of structural and agentic barriers to its practice and to the exercise of ecological responsibility through participation. Both the barriers to and the prospects for ecological sustainability are elaborated in this study of aspects of community, participation, citizenship and ecological literacy among the communities of the Huon Valley region of southern Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and Politics
Objective Field:Civics and Citizenship
Author:Davidson, JL (Dr Julie Davidson)
ID Code:27951
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-27
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