Kambites, Carol J (2010) Sustainability and attitudes to locality: the discourse of town and parish councillors. Local Environment, 15 (9-10). pp. 867-878. ISSN 1354-9839Full text not available from this repository.
The possible role of parish and town councils (local councils) in the local implementation of sustainable development has been overlooked both in research and in policy-making. This article is based on research into local councillors' attitudes to sustainability and to their own role within a single county. A “discourse of local council legitimation” is identified, in which local councillors see their communities as living organisms, whose interests they represent with the benefit of local knowledge and holistic thinking – characteristics which they see as absent at other levels of government. Local councillors essentially see their role as local and relatively short-term – a perspective that will have to be addressed if local councils are to make a significant contribution to sustainability.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||local councils, sustainability, discourse, locality|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute|
|Research Priority Areas:||Environmental Dynamics & Governance|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||07 Apr 2014 14:19|
|Last Modified:||23 Dec 2014 11:16|