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Jumping off Arnstein's ladder: social learning as a new policy paradigm for climate change adaptation
Participation of citizens, groups, organizations and businesses is now an essential element to tackle climate change effectively at international, European Union, national and local levels. However,Expand
A systemic approach to managing multiple perspectives and stakeholding in water catchments: some findings from three UK case studies
As the EU-wide Water Framework Directive enters into public policy, the UK faces significant challenges in managing its water resources, including exceptional flood and drought events in recentExpand
Drought indicators revisited: the need for a wider consideration of environment and society
Drought indicators are proliferating, but with little consideration of which are most meaningful for describing drought impacts. A number of recent reviews compare different drought indicators, butExpand
Dare we jump off Arnstein's ladder? Social learning as a new policy paradigm
Participation is now a central consideration of policy discourses at EU; national and local levels, particularly in relation to environmental resources. As it becomes a social expectation so theExpand
Involving People in Urban Forestry — A Discussion of Participatory Practices throughout Europe
Planning and acting on issues relating to people’s living environment have increasingly become a socially embedded practice, shifting from serving an abstract public interest to actively engaging theExpand
Sustainable Catchment Managing in a Climate Changing World: New Integrative Modalities for Connecting Policy Makers, Scientists and Other Stakeholders
This paper characterises some of the main issues confronting water-catchment managing in a climate-changing world and addresses wide-spread concerns about the lack of connectivity between science,Expand
Institutionalising social learning: Towards systemic and adaptive governance
This paper critically examines how public policy makers limit policy and other institutional design choices by a failure to appreciate (i) how situations may be characterised or framed; (ii) howExpand
In search of systemic innovation for sustainable development: a design praxis emerging from a decade of social learning inquiry
Processes of designing for systemic innovation for sustainable development (SD) through the lens of three long-term case studies are reported. All case studies, which originated from the SLIM (SocialExpand
Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States
The European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires EU member states to produce and implement river basin management plans, which are to be designed and updated via participatoryExpand