What future landcare? new directions under provisional funding

Lockie, Stewart (1997) What future landcare? new directions under provisional funding. In: Lockie, Stewart, and Vanclay, Frank, (eds.) Critical Landcare. Key Papers Series . Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, pp. 227-238.

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Attempting to plot the future for any domain of social practice is a danger-fraught enterprise; and one that is made even more so in the case of Landcare by the multitude of social relationships involved, and the equally myriad understandings of Landcare promoted through those relationships. This has not stopped some rather notable attempts to plot such a future. These range from Andrew Campbell's (1992) vision for far-reaching changes in resource use, research and development and economic management; to Brian Roberts (1995) bold predictions about a 'hiccup' in the 'landcare movement' halfway through the Decade of Landcare - caused by the frustrations of bureaucratisation, economic pressure and under-funding - followed by a nation-wide renaissance of environmental concern, ecological literacy, support for alternative production systems and spiritual values. As tempting as it would be to focus on such heady claims, the intent and approach of this chapter is rather more conservative. It will seek rather to clarify the extent of change in Landcare policy initiated following the change of Federal Government in March 1996, and to explore the implications of this for the Landcare Program and rural environmental management more generally.

Item ID: 31310
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-875781-40-9
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 03:51
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960704 Land Stewardship @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection @ 50%
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