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Lockwood, M and Davidson, JL and Curtis, JM and Stratford, E and Griffith, R (2010) Governance principles for natural resource management. Society and Natural Resources, 23 (10). pp. 968-1001. ISSN 0894-1920

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: good practice, governance, natural resource management
Journal or Publication Title: Society and Natural Resources
Page Range: pp. 968-1001
ISSN: 0894-1920
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/08941920802178214
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 01:24
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 01:24
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