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Type: Journal article
Title: Decentralisation and environmental management in Australia: a comment on the prescriptions of The Wentworth Group
Author: Lane, Marcus B.
McDonald, G. T.
Morrison, T. H.
Citation: Australian Geographical Studies, 2004; 42(1):103-115
Publisher: Blackwell
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0004-9190
School/Discipline: School of Social Sciences : Geographical and Environmental Studies
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Marcus B. Lane, G. T. McDonald, T. H. Morrison
Abstract: The prescriptions of The Wentworth Group of scientists for delivering improved environmental management and remediation are reviewed against the backdrop of international experience with decentralisation. The Group's preferred means of implementation — here referred to as decentralised regionalism — is examined and shown to be idealised and therefore naive to its complexities and potential pitfalls. Five problem areas are highlighted: 1. defining a ‘region’; 2. power, conflict and community; 3. developing mechanisms for accountability; 4. subsidiarity, and 5. the tensions between democracy and technocracy
Keywords: The Wentworth Group; environmental management; decentralisation; regionalism
RMID: 0020042042
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8470.2004.00246.x
Appears in Collections:Geography, Environment and Population publications

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