Crisis, change, and institutions in forest management: the Wet Tropics of northeastern Australia

Lane, MB and McDonald, G (2002) Crisis, change, and institutions in forest management: the Wet Tropics of northeastern Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 18 3: 245-256. doi:10.1016/S0743-0167(02)00008-6


Author Lane, MB
McDonald, G
Title Crisis, change, and institutions in forest management: the Wet Tropics of northeastern Australia
Journal name Journal of Rural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0743-0167
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0743-0167(02)00008-6
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 245
End page 256
Total pages 12
Place of publication Great Britain
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
300803 Natural Resource Management
760201 Institutional arrangements
Abstract This paper tests the four-phase heuristic model of change in resource management regimes developed by Gunderson et al. (1995. In: Barriers and Bridges to the Renewal of Ecosystems and Institutions. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 489-533) by applying it to a case analysis of rainforest management in northeastern Australia. The model suggests that resource management regimes change in four phases: (i) crisis caused by external factors, (ii) a search for alternative management solutions, (iii) creation of a new management regime, and (iv) bureaucratic implementation of the new arrangements. The history of human use arid management of the tropical forests of this region is described and applied to this model. The ensuing analysis demonstrates that: (i) resource management tends to be characterized by a series of distinct eras; (ii) changes to management regimes are precipitated by crisis; and (iii) change is externally generated. The paper concludes by arguing that this theoretical perspective oil institutional change in resource management systems has wider utility. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Planning & Development
Planning-theory
Paradigm
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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