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Participatory tools for coastal zone management : use of stakeholder analysis and social mapping in Australia

journal contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Susan RockloffSusan Rockloff, Stewart LockieStewart Lockie
This paper presents research currently being conducted in Central Queensland, Australia to understand conflicts between coastal zone resource users and the associated sociocultural and political issues surrounding coastal zone management. Conflict occurs between stakeholders in the coastal zone over values, conservation and development trade-offs, access, and resource use rights. Decisions are currently made within a multi-stakeholder framework where there is limited understanding among stakeholders of each groups values and aspirations, and few mechanisms for negotiation, or to ensure transparency of decisions and feedback on consultation. This paper reports on the contribution of stakeholder analysis and social mapping to conflict management and findings from their application. As it is applied here, stakeholder analysis and social mapping have been successful participatory tools used to document and feed back the values, interests, attitudes and aspirations of stakeholders. Understanding stakeholder conflict is essential in progressing a whole catchment approach to decision-making that secures the cooperation of a diverse range of social groups.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

10

Start Page

81

End Page

92

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1874-7841

ISSN

1400-0350

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Social Science Research;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of Coastal Conservation