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Governance principles for natural resource management


Lockwood, M and Davidson, JL and Curtis, J and Stratford, E and Griffith, R, Governance principles for natural resource management, Society and Natural Resources, 23, (10) pp. 986-1001. ISSN 0894-1920 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Sustainable natural resource use and management make novel demands on governance arrangements, the design of which requires normative guidance. Although governance principles have been developed for diverse contexts, their availability for sustainable natural resource governance is so far limited. In response, we present a suite of governance principles for natural resource governance that, while developed in an Australian multilevel context, has general applicability and significance at local, subnational, and national scales. The principles can be used to direct the design of governance institutions that are legitimate, transparent, accountable, inclusive, and fair and that also exhibit functional and structural integration, capability, and adaptability. Together, they can also serve as a platform for developing governance monitoring and evaluation instruments, crucial for both self-assessment and external audit purposes.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:good practice, governance, natural resource management
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Natural resource management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
UTAS Author:Davidson, JL (Dr Julie Davidson)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:63987
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-06-11
Last Modified:2014-11-09
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