About the project
Political factors like political will and leadership, and political positioning by interested stakeholders can inhibit the transition for governments to integrated oceans management (IOM). Little is known about how to work with these political factors to achieve integrative capacity. This PhD project will examine and compare the influence of political leadership in Australia and Canada. The candidate will investigate how politics shapes policy integration through institutional architecture, policy design and the broader policy process.
The candidate will undertake empirical and qualitative research to assess which political factors facilitate or hinder the implementation of IOM. This PhD project will contribute to a set of recommendations that Australian and Canadian governments can utilise to strengthen integrative capacity and governance for the transition to IOM.
Assoc Prof Joanna Vince
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