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‘Contractual’ and ‘cooperative’ civic engagement : the emergence and roles of ‘flood action groups’ in England and Wales

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Devolution of responsibilities is transforming how flood risk is managed in many countries. Research assessing the emergence and role of a new element in the governance of flood risk management in England explored the numerous ‘flood action groups’ that have developed over the last decade. We identified two broad categories of relationship between the public and authorities. The first displays ‘contractual’ characteristics: a level of protection provided by the authority in exchange for taxes...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s13280-014-0576-x

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Department:
Centre for the Environment
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Department:
Centre for the Environment
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
AMBIO
Volume:
44
Issue:
5
Pages:
440-451
Publication date:
2014-12-12
Acceptance date:
2014-01-11
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EISSN:
1654-7209
ISSN:
0044-7447

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