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Partnerships for Local Sustainability and Local Governance in a Tasmanian Settlement


Armstrong, DJ and Stratford, E, Partnerships for Local Sustainability and Local Governance in a Tasmanian Settlement, Local Environment, 9, (6) pp. 541-560. ISSN 1354-9839 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1354983042000288058


This research is concerned with effects and actions at the local level, where it is argued that local governing processes are key to developing sustainable communities. The roles of the citizen and of formal government are changing such that the implementation of sustainability praxis at the local level requires that citizens and governments reconsider both the meaning and techniques of governance. Indeed, how we are governed, participate in governing processes and internalise and accept the need for change will affect how local communities make constant and lasting a dynamic praxis of sustainability. Actors in local governments and communities may be crucial in this task-especially as facilitators, enablers, leaders and partners. In this paper we focus on the Huon Valley Council and some members of one of its communities. We examine how they are experimenting with partnerships as a form of governance to unify, control, mobilise and regulate the conduct of various actors, and how such partnerships may foster sustainability praxis in the Valley's diverse communities of place and interest. © 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Civics and citizenship
UTAS Author:Armstrong, DJ (Dr Denbeigh Armstrong)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:31426
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2012-08-31
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