National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

Nicola Thompson

in New Labour's countryside

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349323
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302858 | DOI:
National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

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This chapter examines New Labour's handling of National Park policy in Great Britain by explaining the impacts of policy change and institutional reform since 1997. It describes the nature of National Park Authorities (NPAs) and considers the policy and institutional changes that have impacted on the work of NPAs since 1997. The chapter discusses the disjunctures between the government's approach to sustainable rural development and the idea of National Parks, and highlights the need to rethink the function of National Parks.

Keywords: National Park policy; New Labour; Great Britain; policy change; institutional reform; National Park Authorities; rural development

Chapter.  6023 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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