The research areas identified in this document rely on a wide range of research tools and approaches, spanning disciplines across the sciences and social sciences. This section is not an exhaustive list of the tools and approaches of interest to Defra. It identifies some areas of particular relevance and change, which will be important in addressing the challenges faced by Defra and represented throughout this document.
Societies demand resource from the environment and shape that environment. The social science of human-nature interactions is of fundamental importance to Defra.
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'I have 3 very clear priorities: localism, and we'll weave that into everything we do from parks to finance to policy. My second priority is localism, and my third is ... localism' (Eric Pickles, Minister for Communities...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Bristol
The project focuses on localism and governance, exploring how law can define and promote 'the local' and coordinate with national governance.
This network will develop the distinctive and vital contributions that arts and humanities researchers can make to the formation of resilient and democratic decision-making frameworks for managing land assets and landsca...
Funded by: AHRC
Lead research organisation: Newcastle University
The project discusses the coordination of local and national governance in the context of land and landscape management, but does not fully answer the question.
Land use planning is one of the most controversial aspects of local life, generating more political heat than almost any other local policy issue. The new UK Government intends to publish White Papers on planning and dev...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: Lancaster University
The project explores the interaction between local and national governance in the context of neighbourhood planning, but does not provide a comprehensive answer to the question.