The research shows how different actor perspectives can be linked back to different world views corresponding to the rationalities of Cultural Theory. Moreover, the research combines Cultural Theory with Sensemaking in an approach not used before to elicit the perspectives of actors specifically from their point of view rather than the researcher’s.
Findings and implications to practice
The findings include a better understanding of how different world views held by actors can result in conflicts in integrated river basin management. To overcome conflicts in practice, it is important to embrace the different actor perspectives and make sure all actors can find something in a solution that matches their perspective on the problem and solution. Furthermore, the combination of Cultural Theory and Sensemaking offers science and practice an innovative method to elicit perspectives in river management and other integrated fields that involves actors from various disciplines and backgrounds.
- den Haan, R. J., Fliervoet, J. M., van der Voort, M. C., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2018). Understanding actor perspectives regarding challenges for integrated river basin management. International Journal of River Basin Management, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2018.1503186
- den Haan, R-J. J., Cortes Arevalo, V. J., van der Voort, M. C., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2016). Designing Virtual River: a Serious Gaming Environment to Collaboratively Explore Management Strategies in River and Floodplain Maintenance. In R. Bottino, J. J. Jeuring, & R. C. Veltkamp (Eds.), Games and Learning Alliance: 5th International Conference, GALA 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands, December 5–7, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 24-34). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10056). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50182-6.
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