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Title Conservation and sustainable development : linking practice and policy / edited by Jonathan Davies
Published New York [N.Y.] ; London [England] : Earthscan from Routledge ; Ottawa [Ont.] : International Development Research Centre, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 201 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Contents Conservation as a livelihood strategy: linking policy with practice -- Enabling communities to mobilise government support -- Mobilising local expertise through networking and empowerment -- Who represents practitioners in the policy process? -- Partnering with government technical experts to influence policy and practice -- Influence without borders: regional approaches to environmental policy dialogue -- Shaping policies: science-policy interface in natural resources management -- Bringing conservation science to life: the role of communication to support policy influencing processes in Africa -- Strategizing to influence policy: a framework for practitioners
Summary The links between policy and practice in natural resource management are often depicted as a cyclical and rational process. In reality, policy making and implementation are often irrational, unpredictable and highly political. Many science- and knowledge-based institutions undertake rigorous research with the aim of influencing policy, but often their influence is much less than intended. Understanding who influences policy at different levels and how is crucial to ensure that science is deployed most effectively to have an influence on conservation and natural resource management. This book p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-191) and index
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Eastern.
Conservation of natural resources -- Government policy -- Africa, Eastern.
Conservation of natural resources -- Africa, Eastern -- Citizen participation.
Sustainable development -- Africa, Eastern.
Form Electronic book
Author Davies, Jonathan.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN 1552505332 (electronic bk.)
9781552505335 (electronic bk.)