Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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