Governance and power in the planning of Scotland's seas
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Marine spatial planning (MSP) is rapidly becoming the dominant approach to managing human interactions with marine environments. As this happens we are making more attempts to understand how it operates and how it might be improved. This study focuses on the governance of complex marine environments through MSP in Scotland. It focuses specifically on transparency and participation in MSP, and the role of stakeholders and the public. It seems that the system in Scotland has some room for improvement in terms of transparency and participation. Evidence from land use planning there shows that resistance to MSP might emerge if these improvements are made. One suggestion is made on how this could be avoided.
Paper I: Smith, G. (2015). Creating the spaces, filling them up. Marine spatial planning in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Ocean & Coastal Management, 116, 132-142. Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.07.003.
Paper II: Smith, G. & Jentoft, S. (2017). Marine spatial planning in Scotland. Levelling the playing field? Marine Policy, 84, 33-41. Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.024.
Paper III: Smith, G. (2018). Good governance and the role of the public in Scotland’s marine spatial planning system. Marine Policy, 94, 1-9. Also available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.04.017.
ForlagUiT The Arctic University of Norway
UiT Norges arktiske universitet
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