Facility siting: the theory-practice nexus

Lesbirel, S. Hayden (2007) Facility siting: the theory-practice nexus. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Siting of Locally Unwanted Facilities: challenges and issues, pp. 3-19. From: International Conference on Siting of Locally Unwanted Facilities: challenges and issues, 12-14 December 2007, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the relationship between the production and utilisation of knowledge in the siting of facilities. It suggests that the siting literature has evolved over time and has moved away from seeing siting as a technological problem to seeing siting as social and political problem facing all nations. It has developed into a fully-fledged literature which uses a fun range of theoretical and methodological approaches to explore siting conOicts and their management and has produced a variety of middle-range theories to explain the management of siting conflicts. The literature is highly policy relevant and can provide not only important conceptual insights to siting practitioners in terms of basic perspectives and orientations, but can also offer important instrumental insights in strategic and functional terms. The challenge for the literature in the future will be to build on these achievements and address several theoretical and empirical shortcomings in ways which are seek to fulfill the needs of siting practitioners.

Item ID: 3179
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISBN: 988-97957-0-1
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 23:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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