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Research article2007Peer reviewed

The practice of landscape 'Conventions' and the just landscape: The case of the European Landscape Convention

Olwig, KR


The role of conventional practice in generating the idea of a just landscape, it is argued, became manifest in the process by which the European Landscape Convention was generated, and in the way it is being implemented. The concept of convention thus not only provides a way of understanding the relationship between ideas of justice and the constitution of landscape, it also provides a key to navigating the complexities of interpreting the European Landscape Convention in practice. Rather than focusing on the meaning of fixed definitions of landscape and related concepts, this article thus focuses on the process by which meaning is generated through convention in general, and through the European Landscape Convention in particular

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Landscape Research
2007, Volume: 32, number: 5, pages: 579-594

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    Landscape Architecture
    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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