038: Case studies, polycentricity and governance of the Great Barrier Reef with Tiffany Morrison

In this episode Michael spoke with Tiffany Morrison, a professor at the Arc Center of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, associated with James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. They discussed Tiffany’s analysis of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, her thoughts on professional identity, the importance of critical case studies, and the value of polycentricity as an organizing governance concept.

Tiffany’s website: https://www.coralcoe.org.au/person/tiffany-morrison

Youtube video on Tiffany’s talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMA1-pFZ5q8

Tiffany’s papers that are discussed in the interview:

Morrison, T. H. 2017. Evolving polycentric governance of the Great Barrier Reef. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(15):E3013–E3021.

Morrison, T. H., N. Adger, J. Barnett, and K. Brown. 2020. Advancing coral reef governance into the Anthropocene. One Earth.

Mark Lubell’s blog post on polycentricity that is mentioned: https://environmentalpolicy.ucdavis.edu/blog/polycentric-governance-concept-searching-theory