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Integrated management councils. A conceptual model for ocean policy conflict management in Australia


Foster, EG and Haward, MG, Integrated management councils. A conceptual model for ocean policy conflict management in Australia, Ocean & Coastal Management, 46, (6-7) pp. 547-563. ISSN 0964-5691 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0964-5691(03)00034-6


Integrated management is a central theme of Australia's Oceans Policy (AOP). Improving integration across sectors and jurisdictions has been identified in a number of Australian initiatives in coastal and marine policy developed in the past decade. These initiatives include the Regional Marine Planning process under AOP undertaken in 2000-02 and commitments to a National Coastal Policy made in 2002. These initiatives have highlighted the need for institutional arrangements that address these two key dimensions of integration in the Australian marine environment. This paper reviews Australian initiatives in ocean and coastal policy and draws on lessons from Canadian experience to propose Integrated Management Councils as a 'way forward' for integrated and adaptive management focusing on the decentralization of power and community participation in the decision-making process. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Foster, EG (Miss Elizabeth Foster)
UTAS Author:Haward, MG (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:28971
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-23

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