The role of collaborative research in learning to incorporate values of the public in social ecological system governance: case study of bushfire risk planning
Kathryn JH Williams, Rebecca M Ford, Andrea Rawluk
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY | RESILIENCE ALLIANCE | Published : 2020
Values of the public are a key and dynamic component of bushfire governance SES. Learning to work with these values is a significant challenge for government and environmental managers and an important aspect of policy transition in many contexts. During such transitions, collaborative research can play a key role in social learning, but this may be particularly challenging for agencies with dominant expertise in technical and ecological domains. We examined how collaborative research supported social learning to incorporate values of the public in bushfire governance in the State of Victoria, Australia. Following disruption of a major bushfire, new policy directions were established, includ..View full abstract
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This project was funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in the State of Victoria. We are grateful to all DELWP staff who contributed to this research.