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Integrated management councils A conceptual model for ocean policy conflict management in Australia


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Foster, EG and Haward, M 2003 , 'Integrated management councils A conceptual model for ocean policy conflict management in Australia' , Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 46 , pp. 5547-563 , doi: 10.1016/S0964-5691(03)00034-6.

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Integrated management is a central theme of Australia’s Oceans Policy (AOP). Improving integration across sectors and jurisdictions has been identified in a number of Australian initiatives in coastal and marine policy developed in the past decade. These initiatives include the Regional Marine Planning process under AOP undertaken in 2000–02 and commitments to a National Coastal Policy made in 2002. These initiatives have highlighted the need for institutional arrangements that address these two key dimensions of integration in the Australian marine environment. This paper reviews Australian initiatives in ocean and coastal policy and draws on lessons from Canadian experience to propose Integrated Management Councils as a ‘way forward’ for integrated and adaptive management focusing on the decentralization of power and community participation in the decision-making process.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Foster, EG and Haward, M
Journal or Publication Title: Ocean and Coastal Management
ISSN: 0964-5691
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/S0964-5691(03)00034-6
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