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Understanding emerging discourses in Marine Spatial Planning

Ritchie, Heather (2014) Understanding emerging discourses in Marine Spatial Planning. Land Use Policy, 38 . pp. 666-675. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org.10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.01.009

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.01.009


This paper investigates the emergence of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) through Rhetorical Analysis of three UK marine policy documents. The analysis focuses on the rhetorical presentation of key MSP policy documents located within the previous Government period and seeks to reveal the rationality of how MSP was constructed at that time. This highlights the assumptions and ideologies emerging from this area of Government regulation and suggests that MSP reveals a discourse that may be aligned with New Labour and that bears the hallmarks of post-political environmental consensus. The findings of the analysis allow us to understand the significance of MSP’s emergence and to question the future of MSP within a new political context. Key Words – Marine Spatial Planning, Rhetorical Analysis, Discourse, Policy Making

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:28847
Deposited By: Dr Heather Ritchie
Deposited On:19 Mar 2014 14:33
Last Modified:13 Aug 2014 15:14

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