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Record number 404999
Title Delineating locals: Transformations of knowledge/power and the governance of the Danube delta
Author(s) Assche, K.A.M. van; Duineveld, M.; Beunen, R.; Teampau, P.
Source Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 13 (2011)1. - ISSN 1523-908X - p. 1 - 21.
Department(s) Cultural Geography
Land Use Planning
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) protected area management - participation - romania - conservation - power - failure - state - work
Abstract In this paper, we adopt a Foucauldian perspective on power/knowledge interactions to investigate the evolution and implementation of policy for the Romanian Danube delta. We argue that a better understanding of the potential for citizen participation in environmental governance can be obtained from a careful analysis of the pathways of emergence, enactment and implementation of policies affecting an area. Policies are seen as temporary conceptual structures coordinating knowledge and power, in constant transmutation because of the confrontation with other power/knowledge configurations. For the Danube delta, it is argued that policies originating at various levels of government co-create a 'local' that is scrutinized, silenced, exoticized, subjugated and marginalized. Finally, we investigate the implications of this and similar processes of delineation of actors for participatory natural resource governance
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