Click here to download

Participation, knowledge, practices in a local scenario of climate change adaptation
Author/s: Camillo Tidore 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 45-57 FullText PDF:  221 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2015-003003
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 

The article aims at a reflection on the contribution that local knowledge provides to sustainable planning, starting from some experience of rural development in Sardinia. Through participation, local knowledges can influence the planning process, on the one hand helping to restructure the interpretative models and forecasts drawn up by the specialists, on the other both favoring forms of social learning and activating responsiveness of the local system to the critical environmental issues. In the case studied, the participatory process has in fact expanded the intersection between scientific knowledge and common knowledge in defining the scenarios of sustainable development and indicating practical guidelines for their pursuit. Because of its theoretical-practical nature, stakeholder’s perspective goes to affect the framework of policies and territorial planning, introducing the substantive relationship they have with the material conditions of their own existence.
Keywords: Participation, Climate Change, Adaptation Strategies, Local Governance, Social Learning
Jel Code: R11, Q54, Q56

  1. Arnstein S.R. (1969). A Ladder of Citizen Participation. Journal of the American Planning Association, 35(4), July: 216-224.
  2. Aronson E. e Bridgeman D. (1979). Jigsaw Groups and the Desegregated Classroom: In Pursuit of Common Goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 5(4).
  3. Bandura A. (1977). Social Learning Theory, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  4. Béné C., Godfrey-Wood R., Newsham A. e Davies M. (2012). Resilience: New Utopia or New Tyranny? IDS Working Paper, 40/September Cavazzani A., Gaudio G. e Sivini S., a cura di. (2006). Politiche, governance e innovazione per le aree rurali. Napoli: Esi.
  5. Ciaffi D. e Mela A. (2006). La partecipazione. Roma: Carocci.
  6. Collins K. e Ison R. (2009). Jumping off Arnstein’s ladder: social learning as a new policy paradigm for climate change adaptation. Environmental Policy and Governance, 19(6): 358-373,, DOI: 10.1002/eet.523
  7. Habermas J. (1986). Teoria dell’agire comunicativo. 2 voll. Bologna: il Mulino.
  8. Ison R., Collins K., Colvin J., Jiggins J.L.S., Roggero P.P., Seddaiu G., Steyaert P., Toderi M. e Zanolla C. (2011). Sustainable Catchment Managing in a Climate Changing World: New Integrative Modalities for Connecting Policy Makers, Scientists and Other Stakeholders. Water Resources Management, 25, December,, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-011-9880-4
  9. Jessop B. (2006). Governance, fallimenti della governance e metagovernance. In: Cavazzani A., Gaudio G. e Sivini S., a cura di. Politiche, governance e innovazione per le aree rurali. Napoli: Esi.
  10. Lonsdale K., Pringle P. e Turner B. (2015). Transformative adaptation: what it is, why it matters & what is needed. UK Climate Impacts Programme, University of Oxford, Oxford .
  11. Nguyen P. Lai (2013). Adaptation to climate change of italian agricultural systems: the role of adaptive governance and social learning. Tesi dottorale, Università degli Studi di Sassari.
  12. Nguyen P. Lai, Seddaiu G., e Roggero P.P. (2013). Hybrid knowledge for understanding complex agri-environmental issues: nitrate pollution in Italy. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 12(2): 164-183,, DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2013.825995
  13. Reed M.S., Dougill A.J. e Taylor M.J. (2007). Integrating local and scientific knowledge for adaptation to land degradation: Kalahari rangeland management options. Land Degradation & Development, 18(3): 249-269, May/June,, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.777
  14. Segatori R., a cura di (2007). Governance, democrazia deliberativa e partecipazione politica. Soveria Mannelli: Rubettino.
  15. Tidore C. (2008). Processi partecipativi nel governo del territorio. Metodi per conoscere e decidere. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  16. Toderi M., Powell N., Seddaiu G., Roggero P.P. e Gibbon D. (2007). Combining social learning with agro-ecological research practice for more effective management of nitrate pollution. Environmental Science & Policy, 10(6): 551-563,, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2007.02.006.
  17. Van Bommel S., Röling N.G., Aarts N. e Turnhout E. (2009). Social Learning for Solving Complex Problems: a Promising Solution or Wishful Thinking? Environmental Policy and Governance, 19(6): 400-412,, DOI: 10.1002/eet.526

Camillo Tidore, Participation, knowledge, practices in a local scenario of climate change adaptation in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2015, pp. 45-57, DOI:10.3280/ES2015-003003


FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content