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Partnerships for local sustainability and local governance in a Tasmanian settlement


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Armstrong, D and Stratford, E ORCID: 0000-0001-6273-493X 2004 , 'Partnerships for local sustainability and local governance in a Tasmanian settlement' , Local Environment, vol. 9, no. 6 , pp. 541-560 , doi: 10.1080/1354983042000288058.

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This research is concerned with effects and actions at the local level, where it is argued that local governing processes are key to developing sustainable communities. The roles of the citizen and of formal government are changing such that the implementation of sustainability praxis at the local level requires that citizens and governments reconsider both the meaning and techniques of governance. Indeed, how we are governed, participate in governing processes and internalise and accept the need for change will affect how local communities make constant and lasting a dynamic praxis of sustainability. Actors in local governments and communities may be crucial in this task — especially as facilitators, enablers, leaders and partners. In this paper we focus on the Huon Valley Council and some members of one of its communities. We examine how they are experimenting with partnerships as a form of governance to unify, control, mobilise and regulate the conduct of various actors, and how such partnerships may foster sustainability praxis in the Valley’s diverse communities of place and interest.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Armstrong, D and Stratford, E
Keywords: islands; partnerships; Tasmania; Prince Edward Island; local community; local sustainability; governance
Journal or Publication Title: Local Environment
ISSN: 1354-9839
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/1354983042000288058
Additional Information:

This work is based on research from two sources: a doctoral dissertation being undertaken part time by Ms Denbeigh Armstrong and investigations into sustainability and islands by Dr Elaine Stratford, funded over 2003-2005 by the Australian Research Council's Discovery Scheme.

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