Conundrums in Conservation: Complexity in Control

Danielle Rush, Sean Macintyre , Jane Mc Kay, Stephen Mc Kay

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The departure point for this investigation is to highlight the centrality of regulation theory as a praxis in planning enforcement. The value of the conceptual framework is demonstrated by application in the problematic arena of conservation regulatory compliance, where there is currently a dearth of investigation. It is evidenced that this thematic approach provides a lens to scrutinise problematic areas of control and provides a deeper understanding of the difficulties faced by planning enforcement operational practice generally and heritage regimes specifically. The utility of the proposed mechanism is that it remedies the current well documented pitfalls of disjointed, piecemeal strategies by providing a framework for robust, coherent decision making not only in planning but in the wider regulatory arena.
Original languageEnglish
Article number378326
Number of pages14
JournalUrban Studies Research
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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