Spatial Dimensions of Public Policy

Spatial Dimensions of Public Policy

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editors: J. T. Coppock, W. R. D. Sewell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146393

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Spatial Dimensions of Public Policy deals with the spatial dimensions of public policy with particular reference to resource management, urban development, regional development, and poverty alleviation. Emphasis is on the geographer's actual and potential contributions to public policy. Comprised of 15 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to the nature of geographers' contributions to public policy and the reasons why they have not been as effective as the relationships between their interests and important issues of public policy might suggest. The next chapter describes how policy decisions are made in Canada and reviews the nature of disciplinary contributions to governmental decision-making at the highest level. Subsequent chapters focus on regional policy and broad issues of world strategy; specific contributions to public policy, particularly in the United Kingdom; spatial aspects of pollution policy; and policies outside the United Kingdom. Energy policy in Western Europe is discussed, together with a geographer's contribution to addressing environmental problems in New Zealand; the difficulties of achieving an accurate population census of Nigeria; and the reshaping of the legislative and congressional districts of the State of Washington. This monograph will be of interest to geographers and public policymakers.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements



    1 Geography and Public Policy

    2 Policy Planning in the Government of Canada

    3 Geography and Public Policy Issues in Canada

    4 The Geographer as Politician

    5 Academics and Government

    6 The Geographer and Policy Making in Marginal Rural Areas: the Northern Pennines Rural Development Board

    7 Research and Policy in Outdoor Recreation: the Contribution of the Tourism and Recreation Research Unit

    8 Contact Studies and Decentralization of Offices from London and Stockholm

    9 The Spatial Dimensions of Pollution Policy

    10 Energy Policies in Western Europe and the Geography of Oil and Natural Gas

    11 A Geographer in the Environmental Movement in New Zealand

    12 The Population Census of Nigeria, 1973

    13 The Geographic Imagination and Political Redistricting

    14 The Geographers’ Contribution to Regional Policy: the case of Sweden

    15 Achievement and Prospects


Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146393

About the Editors

J. T. Coppock

W. R. D. Sewell

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