Putting community to use in environmental policy making: emerging trends in Scotland and the UK

HOLSTEAD, Kirsty, TAYLOR AIKEN, Gerald, EADSON, William and BRAUNHOLTZ-SPEIGHT, Tim (2018). Putting community to use in environmental policy making: emerging trends in Scotland and the UK. Geography Compass, 12 (9), e12381.

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Community is frequently called upon in policy to meet environmental challenges. It is increasingly recognized that the success of these environmental interventions relies on community awareness and action. But what this emphasis on community does, and what the impacts are, are often neglected, or left uncritiqued. To explore this issue, we surveyed literature from the UK across four distinct environmental domains—energy, urban greenspace, water, and land—to chart what characterizes the use of community in pursuit of environmental goals. We highlight the main conceptual commonalities across the domains by focusing on research that gives insight into the increased interest in communities in environmental policy. In summary, we posit that where community is used environmentally, it brings with it (a) a reframing of justice, (b) processes of “public making,” and (c) a rescaling of governance.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Computers in Earth Sciences, Earth-Surface Processes, Atmospheric Science, General Social Sciences, Water Science and Technology
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12381
Page Range: e12381
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 08:15
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:27
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22075

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