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The legal system as a mechanism for making environmental policy comprehensive and ecologically rational

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dc.contributor.author Came, S. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-25T03:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-25T03:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/2133
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln University en
dc.rights.uri https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subject environmental policy en
dc.subject ecological rationality en
dc.subject public participation en
dc.subject policy making mechanism en
dc.subject Resource Management Act 1991 en
dc.title The legal system as a mechanism for making environmental policy comprehensive and ecologically rational en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor Lincoln University en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en
lu.thesis.supervisor Steven, Jenny
lu.contributor.unit Department of Environmental Management en
dc.rights.accessRights Digital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan. en
dc.subject.anzsrc 160507 Environment Policy en
dc.subject.anzsrc 050205 Environmental Management en


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