'Participation’ has entered the environmental management lexicon because coping with high levels of complexity and uncertainty requires the involvement of multiple players from many disciplines, and possessing many forms of knowledge, in some form of collaboration (Ludwig, 2001). Reasons cited for promoting broad participation in research and management are both ethical (providing voice and empowerment for a greater range of people than would otherwise be recognised) and pragmatic (better information and processes, as well as avoiding legal and political challenges). Conley and Moote (2003) describe an ‘idealised narrative’ of collaborative natural resource management which emphasises reduced conflict among stakeholders(justice, fairness), increased social capital (capacity building) and better decision making.
|Title of host publication||Adaptive Environmental Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Practitioner's Guide|
|Editors||Catherine Allan, George Stankey|
|Place of Publication||Collingwood, Australia|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|