Rapid Policy Network Mapping

a new method for understanding governance structures for implementation of marine environmental policy

John Michael Bainbridge*, Tavis Potts, Tim Gerard O'Higgins

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Abstract

Understanding the relationships and dependencies in the development and implementation of environmental policy is essential to the effective management of the marine environment. A new method of policy network analysis called 'Rapid Policy Network Mapping' was developed that delivers an insight for both technical and non-technical users into the lifecycle, relationships and dependencies of policy development. The method was applied to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Water Framework Directive in the UK. These case studies highlight the environmental policy challenges to protect the UK's marine coastal environment and they identify differences in the styles of policy implementation between the devolved authorities of the UK. Rapid Policy Network Mapping provides an opportunity to create a collaborative policy data environment with a relatively small investment. As a tool for civil society it should assist in their ability to understand and influence policy making and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere26149
Number of pages10
JournalPloS ONE
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • management

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Rapid Policy Network Mapping : a new method for understanding governance structures for implementation of marine environmental policy. / Bainbridge, John Michael; Potts, Tavis; O'Higgins, Tim Gerard.

In: PloS ONE, Vol. 6, No. 10, e26149, 14.10.2011.

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