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Achieving Sustainable Development: Scientific Uncertainty and Policy Innovation in Tasmanian Regional Development

Citation

Davis, BW, Achieving Sustainable Development: Scientific Uncertainty and Policy Innovation in Tasmanian Regional Development, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 55, (4) pp. 100-108. ISSN 0313-6647 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.1996.tb02564.x

Abstract

Following the UNCED Conference of 1992, most nations have committed themselves to sustainable development. But what does this phrase mean in practice and how is it being implemented in federal countries such as Australia? In particular, what are the implications for peripheral regional economies such as Tasmania? This article examines the establishment and initial operations of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) in Tasmania and actions taken with respect to two major projects: development and ratification of a State Coastal Policy and redevelopment of the Mt Lyell copper mine in western Tasmania, designated a Project of State Significance (POSS). Both involve a perplexing conjunction of scientific uncertainty, economic significance and innovative policy-making. Do they indicate a need to reinvent policy process? What are the broader Implications for public policy?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Economic Geography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Davis, BW (Associate Professor Bruce Davis)
ID Code:7091
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16
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