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dc.contributor.authorBlackford, Carolyn
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-05T04:50:54Z
dc.date.available2012-07-05T04:50:54Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4638
dc.description.abstractFrom 1966 - 1976 a hydro development strategy was chosen which resulted in the construction of a high dam at Clyde, on the Clutha River. The result was contrary to alternatives suggested by consultation and research. This study of the decision-making process examines why this was the case. Hydro development decisions appeared to be made on the basis of a narrow set of economic and technological considerations only. They were made by public servants who were able to capture power in a period of unique political circumstances. These groups represented the centres of power in planning for large-scale hydro development. Terms of reference and membership of committees and commissions were too narrow to consider the relevant issues and options The decision making process is found to be inadequate in that institutional mechanisms did not facilitate transparency nor information flow. Secrecy and lack of accountability were features of the process. Some options for alternative decision-making procedures are considered. Suggestions are made to improve accountability and transparency of the process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectdecision making processen
dc.subjectpolitical behaviouren
dc.subjectenergy developmenten
dc.subjecthydro developmenten
dc.subjectenergy planningen
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen
dc.subjectwater resourcesen
dc.subjectlegal frameworken
dc.subjectpublic participationen
dc.subjectlarge-scaleen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectClutha Riveren
dc.titlePolitical behaviour and decision-making in large-scale energy developmenten
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorPauls, Reinhard
lu.thesis.supervisorHayward, John
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.anzsrc040603 Hydrogeologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc170202 Decision Makingen
dc.subject.anzsrc160608 New Zealand Government and Politicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineeringen


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