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The Politics of Tasmania's World Heritage Area: Contesting the Democratic Subject

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Hay, PR, The Politics of Tasmania's World Heritage Area: Contesting the Democratic Subject, Environmental Politcs, 3, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0964-4016 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09644019408414122

Abstract

Giving some 20 per cent of Tasmania’s land surface World Heritage status has created major tensions in the politics of this Australian state, where the world’s first green party was born. Within these tensions, the conflict between those who hitherto used the wild places for ‘interven-tionist’ recreational activities on the one hand and the proponents of World Heritage listing on the other portrays in dramatic miniature the essence of the conflict between green paradigmatic assumptions and those of conventional liberal democratic politics, highlighting the intransigent nature of the difficulties inherent in accommodating the former to the latter. © 1994, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Hay, PR (Dr Peter Hay)
ID Code:40037
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2006-07-26
Last Modified:2006-07-26
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