Tools for adaptive governance for complex social-ecological systems: A review of role-playing-games as serious games at the community-policy interface

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Edwards, Peter
dc.contributor.author Sharma-Wallace, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Wreford, Anita
dc.contributor.author Holt, Lania
dc.contributor.author Flood, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Cradock-Henry, Nicholas A.
dc.contributor.author Velarde, Sandra J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-01T11:57:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-01T11:57:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Peter, E., Lisa, S.-W., Anita, W., Lania, H., Stephen, F., Nicholas, A. C.-H. and Sandra, J. V. (2019) 'Tools for adaptive governance for complex social-ecological systems: A review of role-playing-games as serious games at the community-policy interface', Environmental Research Letters, 14(11), 113002. (16 pp.). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab4036 en
dc.identifier.volume 14
dc.identifier.issued 11
dc.identifier.issn 1748-9326
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8656
dc.identifier.doi 10.1088/1748-9326/ab4036 en
dc.description.abstract Serious games are increasingly used in diverse contexts including agriculture, climate change, environmental management, health and education to engage individuals, communities, and decision-makers with complex resource problems. This review examines multiple dimensions of role-playing serious games in the field of natural resource management. Theoretical, and conceptual insights, and lessons for practice are applied to a complex socio-economic, and environmental context in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Fifty-two articles from the global literature on the role-playing game (RPG) subset of serious games for environmental engagement and decision-making are analysed. First, we explore three theoretical and conceptual elements of games: principles of RPGs, functions of games, and (practical) game characteristics. We probe in more detail particular game elements, including game design, adherence to reality, and the integration of participatory and action research elements. These dimensions of RPGs are then analysed, and discussed. Particular attention is paid to the value and application of RPGs to address complex problems with interacting environmental, social, cultural and economic challenges, and the extent to which they can inform adaptive governance solutions. Our findings show that RPGs can be a valuable tool at different levels; however, we also identify important gaps in the current state of knowledge, in particular related to bridging community- and higher-level decision-making scales through RPGs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Contract C04X1502 ‘Weaving the Korowai of Papatūānuku – Adaptive Governance and Supported Environmental Decision-making, Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge – Rural Program and the Natural Hazards Research Platform.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en
dc.relation.uri https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab4036
dc.rights © 2019 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licences/by/3.0 en
dc.subject Serious games en
dc.subject Adaptation science en
dc.subject Natural resource management en
dc.title Tools for adaptive governance for complex social-ecological systems: A review of role-playing-games as serious games at the community-policy interface en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen Flood, Eri, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: stephen.flood@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2019-10-01T11:44:10Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 499777266
dc.contributor.funder Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment en
dc.contributor.funder Natural Hazards Research Platform en
dc.contributor.funder Resilience to Nature’s Challenges en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Environmental Research Letters en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress stephen.flood@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 113002


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2019 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2019 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the UCC Privacy and Cookies Statement. For more information about cookies and how you can disable them, visit our Privacy and Cookies statement