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Stimulating vertical integration in coastal management in a federated nation: The case of Australian coastal policy reform.

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posted on 01.11.2009, 00:00 authored by Geoffrey WescottGeoffrey Wescott
Four decades ago Australia was credited as being an early leader in  implementing integrated coastal management (ICM). Nevertheless, as a  federation of states and territories Australia has since struggled to fully  implement vertical integration of its coastal governance arrangements. In particular the federal government has historically possessed only a minor role in coastal management despite the recommendations of several major inquires suggesting that this role needed to be enhanced. This article examines a series of circumstances and events over the past two years in Australia that has created the opportunity for the federal government to adopt a more significant and prominent role in coastal management and hence to substantially complete the vertical integration of ICM in Australia. These stimuli for coastal policy reform could also play a role in enhancing ICM in other federated nations.

History

Journal

Coastal management

Volume

37

Issue

6

Pagination

501 - 513

Publisher

Taylor and Frances Inc

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

0892-0753

eISSN

1521-0421

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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