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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.04.029|
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The Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact and Response or DPSIR framework has been with us for over a decade now and it is widely used as a means to assess and measure and, eventually provide a guide to managing the environment. With its repertoire of diagnostic and analytical components the DPSIR can be argued to be a Problem Structuring Method or PSM. Criticisms of the framework abound but it has a resilience which is noteworthy. Some argue that DPSIR, by its nature, is a narrowly formulated, engineering device, incompatible with the multiple perspectives which human interaction in global ecology requires. Is there a value in DPSIR being more flexible in expression and experience of users? In this article it is shown how the DPSIR framework was applied within a multi-methodology approach called Imagine in a number of coastal management projects around the Mediterranean and in other contexts. The article argues that DPSIR, whilst admittedly limited in its scope and approach can, if applied in a participatory and systemic multi-methodology, combine with other tools and help to create outcomes of value to local populations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 Elsevier B.V.|
|Keywords:||DPSIR; PSM (Problem Structuring Method); Imagine; coastal sustainability|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Communication and Systems|
|Depositing User:||Simon Bell|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jun 2012 13:27|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2013 22:39|
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