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dc.contributor.authorAlleyne, Yolanda
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-11T01:40:57Z
dc.date.available2010-06-11T01:40:57Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2039
dc.description.abstractIn Barbados, the most easterly nation of the arc of Caribbean islands, there is increasing pressure on coastal areas due to the island's continued reliance on beach tourism and the growing urbanisation of coastal lands. In 1992, an institutional strengthening report for coastal zone management recommended a comprehensive, proactive organisational framework for coastal planning and management. This recommendation included provisions for more rigorous environmental impact assessment (EIA) to improve decision outcomes for coastal development areas. Prior to this recommendation, EIA was neither a formal requirement of coastal zone management nor of the wider land use planning system. Through a case study of the Port St. Charles Waterfront Development located on the west coast of the island, the notion of argumentation is used to explore how individuals help to construct different interpretations and meanings of EIA. It is argued that language is a powerful organising activity which is used as a resource to develop the political realities of policy actors. The key concepts of text, argument, storylines and policy myths are developed to observe and analyse the politics underlying the articulated interpretations of policy actors. This analysis of argumentative structure provides a framework for anticipating the political consequences of choices made by policy-makers in the use of EIA for coastal zone management. This is followed by a discussion of some implications for EIA policy analysis and forms of institutional strengthening with specific reference to Barbados.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessmenten
dc.subjectargumentationen
dc.subjectmeaningen
dc.subjectcontextual knowledgeen
dc.subjectBarbadosen
dc.subjecttexten
dc.subjectstorylineen
dc.subjectpolicy mythen
dc.subjectcoastal zone managementen
dc.titleOrganising talk : coastal environmental impact assessment as argumentative practice in Barbadosen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
lu.thesis.supervisorSwaffield, Simon
lu.thesis.supervisorBuhrs, Ton
lu.thesis.supervisorNurse, Leonard
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten


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