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Evaluating conditions for transboundary Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and opportunities on the island of Ireland

Flannery, Wesley, O'Hagan, Anne Marie, O'Mahoney, Cathal, Ritchie, Heather and Twomey, Sarah (2015) Evaluating conditions for transboundary Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and opportunities on the island of Ireland. Marine Policy, 51 . pp. 86-95. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X1400195X#

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.021

Abstract

AbstractTransboundary cooperation is viewed as an essential element of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). While much of the MSP literature focuses on the need for, and benefits of, transboundary MSP, this paper explores the political and institutional factors that may facilitate the effective transition to such an approach. Drawing on transboundary planning theory and practice, key contextual factors that are likely to expedite the transition to transboundary MSP are reviewed. These include: policy convergence in neighbouring jurisdictions; prior experience of transboundary planning; and good working relations amongst key actors. Based on this review, an assessment of the conditions for transboundary MSP in the adjoining waters of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is undertaken. A number of recommendations are then advanced for transboundary MSP on the island of Ireland, including, the need to address the role of formal transboundary institutions and the lack of an agreed legal maritime boundary. The paper concludes with some commentary on the political realities of implementing transboundary MSP.

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:29983
Deposited By: Dr Heather Ritchie
Deposited On:02 Sep 2014 13:45
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:15

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