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A training framework for understanding conflict in the coastal zone

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martin Le Tissier, Dr Jeremy Hills, Dr Maggie Ireland


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The coastal zone is attractive for human settlement because it tends to be resource rich, providing a good location to generate incomes and livelihoods. Equally, however, it is a complex and powerful natural environment, which means that the coastal zone often becomes a focus of conflict with multiple users competing for limited space and resources. Understanding the causes of, and determining solutions to, the ensuing problems requires inputs from a range of analyses across sectors and disciplines. However, different disciplinary and sectoral approaches frequently use different investigative methods, language, and means of presenting results. This article presents a framework that has been developed in collaboration with Indian institutions over the past three years in an effort to address some of these fundamental problems of analysis and translation into policy action. Key components addressed by the framework are strengthening the capacity to practice, knowing how to proceed and how to find out what needs to be known using experience-based problem solving.

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Author(s): Le Tissier MDA, Hills JM, McGregor JA, Ireland M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Coastal Management

Year: 2004

Volume: 32

Issue: 1

Pages: 77-88

Print publication date: 01/01/2004

ISSN (print): 0892-0753

ISSN (electronic): 1521-0421

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


DOI: 10.1080/08920750490247517


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