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

Rockloff, Susan F., and Lockie, Stewart (2004) Participatory tools for coastal zone management: use of stakeholder analysis and social mapping in Australia. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 10 (1). pp. 81-92.

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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.

Item ID: 31146
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1874-7841
Keywords: environmental conflict; Great Barrier Reef; planning; Queensland; social analysis; socio-cultural
Funders: Central Queensland University's Centre for Social Science Research (CQU-CSSR), Coastal CRC
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 01:54
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960701 Coastal and Marine Management Policy @ 50%
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