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Governing Recreational Activities in Ireland: a partnership approach to sustainable tourism

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dc.contributor.author van Rensburg, Thomas M. en
dc.contributor.author Doherty, Edel en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-10T15:36:21Z en
dc.date.available 2010-05-10T15:36:21Z en
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation van Rensburg T. M., Doherty E. & Murray C. (2006) Governing Recreational Activities in Ireland: a partnership approach to sustainable tourism (Working Paper No. 0113) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/997 en
dc.description.abstract In Ireland increased public access for recreation presents challenges to policy makers concerned with tourism and rural development. Recreation activities such as mountaineering, walking and cycling can contribute to the regeneration of marginalised rural areas and enhance residents' quality of life. However, de facto access to common and private farm land also generates conflicts between recreationists, landowners and government authorities. Using common pool resource theory we describe the formation and development of two partnerships in the mountains of Mourne (Northern Ireland) and the Wicklow uplands (Republic of Ireland). Our findings indicate that partnerships can reduce recreational conflicts involving complex property rights and diverse stakeholders by re-positioning incentives yet avoid changes in land ownership and property rights. Community based contracts and access agreements between the state, partnerships and landowners has lead to the adoption of new rules by walking associations, regulation enforcement and public-private investment in trail development. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries working papers;0113 en
dc.subject Common pool resources en
dc.subject Property rights en
dc.subject Public access en
dc.subject Conflict resolution en
dc.subject Recreation activity en
dc.subject Environmental partnership en
dc.subject Community-based environmental management en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.title Governing Recreational Activities in Ireland: a partnership approach to sustainable tourism en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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