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Blending scales of governance: land-use policies and practices in the small state of Luxembourg

Affolderbach, Julia; Carr, Constance

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Constance Carr

Abstract

© 2014 Regional Studies Association. Affolderbach J. and Carr C. Blending scales of governance: land-use policies and practices in the small state of Luxembourg, Regional Studies. While multilevel governance is helpful in understanding the logics behind integrated sustainable development policies, this paper argues that relational multi-scalar approaches more accurately explain actual land-use transformations in the small state of Luxembourg. These conclusions are based on surveys of planning policies and observations of land-use patterns related to housing and retail. Additionally, over 60 interviews were performed with local actors. The results reveal how actors blend scales of governance to override national directives to exert changes in land use. Blending scales is not always strategic or advantageous, but is an unavoidable process that characterizes interactions in a small state.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 2, 2016
Journal Regional studies
Print ISSN 0034-3404
Electronic ISSN 1360-0591
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 6
Pages 944-955
Institution Citation Affolderbach, J., & Carr, C. (2016). Blending scales of governance: land-use policies and practices in the small state of Luxembourg. Regional studies, 50(6), 944-955. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.893057
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.893057
Keywords Governance; Scale; Scale blending; Planning; Sustainable development; Small states
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2014.893057
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Regional Studies on 03/04/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/00343404.2014.893057.

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