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Type: Journal article
Title: Defining spaces of resilience within the neoliberal paradigm: could French land use classifications guide support for risk management within an Australian regional context?
Author: Bardsley, D.
Pech, P.
Citation: Human Ecology, 2012; 40(1):129-143
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0300-7839
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Douglas K. Bardsley and Pierre Pech
Abstract: An effective response to future risk within socioecosystems will require the retention of local diversity, not just in more vulnerable communities on the margins but also in regions vital to industrialised countries. A case study is presented that examines agroecosystem vulnerability to climate change within an Australian multifunctional rural landscape adjacent to the city of Adelaide. The dominant neoliberal governance approach is struggling to account for the levels of risk apparent in the region, even though there is considerable evidence that changes in policy and practice are required. Land use planning mechanisms can explicitly and implicitly support adaptation to risk within vital agroecosystems by defining spaces of complexity and experimentation. A review of French land use policy suggests that appropriate classifications can facilitate support for local diversity and broaden the capacity of farming systems to adapt to risk. Such classifications of spaces valuable for socio-ecological resilience and innovation could become vital tools to integrate into neoliberal governance systems to support anticipatory adaptation to future socio-ecological risk.
Keywords: Risk; agriculture; climate change; land useplanning; South Australia; France
Rights: © Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2012
RMID: 0020117314
DOI: 10.1007/s10745-011-9453-4
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