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CIG 2010: FINAL Call for papers - Natural Resource P lanning and Governance – Politics and Conflicting Narrativ es of Nature and Development

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      Call for papers: Conference of Irish Geographers 2010, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 30th April – 2nd May

       


       

      Session title: Natural Resource Planning and Governance – Politics and Conflicting Narratives of Nature and Development

       

      Convener: Noel Healy (NUI Galway)

       

      Nature conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources and protected area planning are problematic areas due to the multiplicity of stakeholders’ involved and their often diverse and divergent views of nature and development. A new attitude of open, transparent and inclusive governance in the formulation of natural resource management is now widely acknowledged to play a significant role in achieving sustainable development. However, widespread conflict over the direction, formulation and implementation of environmental strategies, policies and plans has raised questions about how democratic Ireland’s planning and governance system actually are. Thus, this session aims at bringing together contributions that are seeking to examine and re-conceptualise the relationships between politics, decision-making structures and science in natural resource governance. Exploring these new modes of governance and interrogating the interlinked dynamics of conservation, social justice and the diverse political ecologies involved in natural resource management opens the door to many critical questions such as: How environmental management agendas are formulated and whether citizens can participate in sustainable development? Do local communities and civil society have genuine involvement in decision-making? What relations and decision-making roles should exist between ‘local’ and expert knowledges of nature? To what extent do we have “tokenism”, that is public input without decision-making authority? And does governance change the political dynamics of natural resource planning and if so how?

       

      Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

      • Collaborative tourism planning, nature-based tourism and protected area management and governance conflicts
      • Conflict between science/expert knowledge and indigenous/community knowledge of environmental resources
      • The roles for public participation in natural resource management and governance
      • The politics of science and science-based policy
      • Environmental planning and decision making structures
      • Conflict over various narratives/stories/understandings of environmental degradation, e.g., between communities and governments
      • Connections between knowledge power and influence in environmental governance

       


      Contact details: If you are interested in participating, please initially contact noel.healy@...

       The deadline for submission of papers to this session is March 12th 2010. Please submit paper title, name and affiliation, and a 200 word abstract to Noel Healy.

       


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      Noel Healy
      PhD candidate
      Dept. of Geography
      National University of Ireland, Galway
      University Road, Galway
      Ireland

      Tel: 00353 (0)91 493380
      Mob 0879132669

      http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/postgrads/healy.html

       

       



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