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dc.contributor.authorCame, S. G.
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-25T03:01:19Z
dc.date.available2010-06-25T03:01:19Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2133
dc.description.abstractThis study considers the strengths and weaknesses of the legal system as a mechanism for making environmental policy more comprehensive and ecologically rational. The approach taken is to examine the way in which ideologies about the law influence its usefulness as a policy tool. It was found that the traditional view of the law acts as a barrier to legal involvement in policy making because it adopts a narrow view of justiciability. The private property ideology acts as a barrier because its primary focus is private property interests. The public interest ideology acts as a barrier because of its simultaneous focus on the conflicting interests of resource exploitation and resource conservation. The public participation ideology was found to be the most useful ideology. The Resource Management Act is analysed as an attempt by Parliament to direct the courts to give greater recognition to the public participation ideology. I conclude that this law reform is likely to prove beneficial in terms of using the legal system to make environmental policy more comprehensive and ecologically rational.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen
dc.subjectecological rationalityen
dc.subjectpublic participationen
dc.subjectpolicy making mechanismen
dc.subjectResource Management Act 1991en
dc.titleThe legal system as a mechanism for making environmental policy comprehensive and ecologically rationalen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorSteven, Jenny
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc160507 Environment Policyen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen


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