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Provedor de dados:  Ecology and Society
País:  Canada
Título:  The Politics of Reflexive Governance: Challenges for Designing Adaptive Management and Transition Management
Data:  2011-05-16
Ano:  2011
Palavras-chave:  Adaptive management
Embedding in political context
Governance design
Politics
Reflexive governance
Societal learning
Transition management
Resumo:  New concepts of governance take account of ambivalence, uncertainty, and distributed power in societal change. They aim for reflexivity regarding the limits of prognostic knowledge and actual control of complex processes of change. Adaptive management and transition management are two examples that evolved from the analysis of social–ecological and sociotechnical systems, respectively. Both feature strategies of collective experimentation and learning. In this paper, we ask how these two designs of reflexive governance consider politics. Based on a framework of different dimensions and levels of politics, we show that they are mainly concerned with problem solving by a focal process, but conflict and asymmetric power relations, as well as the embedding of processes within broader political contexts, are neglected. We suggest two routes for integrating politics into the design of reflexive governance: (1) recognize the politics of learning for sustainable development and develop safeguards against domination and capture by powerful actors, and (2) systematically consider the embedding of governance designs in political contexts and their ongoing dynamics for political fit.
Tipo:  Peer-Reviewed Synthesis
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  vol16/iss2/art9/
Editor:  Resilience Alliance
Formato:  text/html application/pdf
Fonte:  Ecology and Society; Vol. 16, No. 2 (2011)
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