Spatial Planning and Sociology of Law: Sustainable development issues in constructing infrastructure for the third generation mobile telephone system in Sweden
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper, not in proceeding
The case of the 3G infrastructure illustrates how sustainability issues are handled in planning and environmental management, with conflicting goals between institutional levels and contradictory legislation. At the national level economic and technological optimism and regional policy is in conflict with environmental and sustainability goals. No comprehensive assessment was made of the entire system; the infrastructure is assessed through one permit for each mast, at the local level, giving the administrative system an extreme challenge, and giving unexpected environmental and social outcomes as a result from the lack of comprehensive assessment.
Based on surveys of all local planning authorities, a regional sample of permit processes and examination of legal cases the paper examines the outcomes of the fragmented assessment of the local permit process level, from a sustainability perspective. What are the emerging effects and conflicts? The role of law in central planning with local outcomes in the case of regulating and controlling spatial planning in the case of 3G, will be analysed in this paper.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Law and Society Annual Meeting, 2013: Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times - Boston, United States|
Duration: 2013 May 30 → 2013 Jun 2
|Conference||Law and Society Annual Meeting, 2013|
|Period||2013/05/30 → 2013/06/02|
Related research output
Research output: Thesis › Licentiate Thesis
2005/03/01 → 2014/09/15
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research