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Civil society participation in the Scottish marine planning process and the role of Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations

Brooker, E.E.; Hopkins, C.R.; Devenport, E.; Greenhill, L.; Duncan, C.

Authors

E.E. Brooker

E. Devenport

L. Greenhill

C. Duncan



Abstract

Sustainable development principles are based on the fundamental recognition of humans as an integral part of the ecosystem. Participation of civil society should therefore be central to marine planning processes and enabling ecosystem-based management, and development of mechanisms for effective participation is critical. To date, little attention has been given to the role of Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations (ENGOs) in public participation. In this paper, the results of two workshops, which involved various stakeholders and addressed public participation in marine planning, are reported and discussed in the context of the Scottish marine planning process. ENGOs’ role in communicating complex policies, representing members’ interests and contributing towards participatory governance in marine planning is highlighted. Innovative outreach methods are still required by decision-makers to translate technical information, integrate local knowledge, improve public representation and conserve resources. This could include collaboration with ENGOs to help promote public participation in decision-making processes.

Citation

Brooker, E., Hopkins, C., Devenport, E., Greenhill, L., & Duncan, C. (2019). Civil society participation in the Scottish marine planning process and the role of Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1532876

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 3, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 10, 2019
Publication Date Jan 10, 2019
Deposit Date Aug 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 11, 2020
Journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Print ISSN 0964-0568
Electronic ISSN 1360-0559
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-23
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1532876
Keywords Marine planning; Civil society; Public participation; Environmental NGO; Scotland
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/2485015
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09640568.2018.1532876
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=cjep20; Received: 2018-01-20; Accepted: 2018-10-03; Published: 2019-01-10

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