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Spatially Bounded Regions for Resource Governance

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dc.contributor.author Reeve, Ian en_US
dc.contributor.author Brunckhorst, David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:55:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:55:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-03-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-03-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2953
dc.description.abstract "Despite a growing body of theory that emphasises the importance of socio-spatial aspects in the representation of community interests, regionalisation for natural resource governance remains dominated by river catchments. At the same time, Australian local governments are being given increasing responsibilities for environmental and resource management, but work within boundaries that are largely historical artefacts. The confluence of these trends suggests it is timely to examine the requirements for spatial definition of resource governance regions. We contend that there are three essential requirements for efficient and effective natural resource planning and governance. First, the nature and reach of environmental externalities of resource use should determine the size and nesting of resource management regions. Second, the boundaries of resource governance regions should enclose areas of greatest interest and importance to local residents. Third, the biophysical characteristics of a resource governance region should be as homogenous as possible. We applied these principles to the derivation of an eco-civic, resource governance regionalisation for New South Wales. This article describes the concepts needed for this work, the results and their potential policy application. An important finding was that many regionalisations in use in New South Wales fall short on a regionalisation performance measure developed to gauge the fragmentation of representation of community interests." en_US
dc.subject catchments en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.subject externalities en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.title Spatially Bounded Regions for Resource Governance en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country Australia en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Australiasian Journal of Environmental Management en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth September en_US
dc.submitter.email dbrunckh@une.edu.au en_US

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