This thesis examines the role of community groups in environmental management.
It is recognised that governments have a responsibility to intervene at the local scale
to ensure sustainable management of the environment. Increasingly, there are also
community groups wishing to manage local environments. This study argues that
neither approach — top-down or bottom-up — is sufficient, but that they must
combine to create middle-ground approaches which encourage a plurality of
stakeholders to...[Show more]
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