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New Labour's countrysideRural policy in Britain since 1997$
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Mike Woods

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349323

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.001.0001

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National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

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(p.240) (p.241) Fourteen National Parks and the governance of the rural environment
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New Labour's countryside
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Nicola Thompson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0014

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

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