Challenges of community engagement in a rural area: the impact of flood protection and policy

Fiona Henderson*, Artur Steiner, Jane Farmer, Geoffrey Whittam

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Abstract

Highlights•

Agreement on rural responses to flooding is complex and contested.

•Policy can undermine community resilience through paternalist approaches.
•Authorities can undermine resilience by ignoring findings from public consultations.
•Risk management policy can add to polarisation amongst at-risk rural communities.
•Collaborative approaches can empower resilient communities and avoid polarisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-233
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Rural Studies
Volume73
Early online date15 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • resilience
  • polarisation
  • rural community consultation
  • decision making
  • flooding

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