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Title
A framework for evaluating flood risk governance
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Abstract
Calls to strengthen flood risk governance are echoed across Europe amidst a growing consensus that floods will increase in the future. Accompanying the pursuit of societal resilience, other normative agendas relating legitimacy (e.g. accountability and public participation), and resource efficiency, have become attached to discussions concerning flood risk governance. Whilst these represent goals against which success is socially and politically judged, lacking from the literature is a coherent framework to operationalise these concepts and evaluate the degree to which these are achieved. Drawing from cross-disciplinary and cross-country research conducted within the EU project STAR-FLOOD, this paper presents a framework for evaluating the extent to which flood risk governance arrangements support societal resilience, and demonstrate efficiency and legitimacy. Through empirical research in England, this paper critically reflects on the value of this approach in terms of identifying entry points to strengthen governance in the pursuit of these goals.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental science & policy. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2016
ISSN
1462-9011
Volume/pages
64(2016), p. 38-47
ISI
000382597200005
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 01.10.2018
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UAntwerpen
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Strengthening and redesigning European flood risk practices. Towards appropriate and resilient flood risk govenance arrangements (STAR-FLOOD).
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 30.08.2016
Last edited 13.11.2017
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