Northern Visions? Applying Q methodology to understand stakeholder views on the environmental and resource dimensions of sustainability

Robin Curry, John Barry, Andrew McClenaghan

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    Abstract

    Q methodology was used to enable the identification of discourses among stakeholders to the environmental and resource dimensions of sustainability policies and to gain an understanding of the usefulness of Q methodology in informing sustainability policy development. The application of Q methodology has been useful in identifying shared discourses between different stakeholder groups, and providing insights into how stakeholders frame or understand policy issues; and recommendations are made for ongoing research priorities. These insights, in turn, informed the choice of scenarios for an in parallel process of policy evaluation using Ecological and Carbon Footprinting.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)624-649
    Number of pages26
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Volume56
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

    Keywords

    • Q methodology; sustainability; stakeholder analysis; policy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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