Exploring the usefulness of structural-functional approaches to systematically assess the functionality of governance arrangements for natural resource management planning in two Australian case studies

Potts, Ruth Margaret (2015) Exploring the usefulness of structural-functional approaches to systematically assess the functionality of governance arrangements for natural resource management planning in two Australian case studies. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research developed and applied an evaluative framework to analyse multiple scales of decision-making for environmental management planning. It is the first exploration of the sociological theory of structural-functionalism and its usefulness to support evidence based decision-making in a planning context. The framework was applied to analyse decision-making in Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and Wet Tropics regions.

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ID Code: 83020
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Vella, Karen, Baker, Douglas, Sipe, Neil, & Dale, Allan
Additional Information: Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: Governance, Planning, Evaluation, Natural resource management, Structural-functionalism, Decision-making, ODTA
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 May 2015 07:21
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:24

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