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Title: The challenge of policy coordination : interpreting governance of the historic city centres in Serbia
Author: Mihajlović, Jelisaveta
ISNI:       0000 0004 7430 0196
Awarding Body: Northumbria University
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 2016
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This research seeks to establish a more coherent and comprehensive grip on the complex, often chaotic reality being addressed by the policy actors in the process of governance of the historic city centres and the policy coordination entailed by that process. The twofold objective of this research is to increase our understanding of governance of the historic city centres in Serbia, and to identify and explain barriers to and opportunities for policy coordination. In so doing, this research embraces the interpretative paradigm to examine conservation and governance of the historic city centres as a contextualised and subjective process that takes into account what is meaningful to policy actors. This research is important as it highlights the importance of studying the micro-social processes because policy-relevant, organisational learning is situated within ongoing policy-related practices. This research demonstrates the complexity of policy process and the amount of coordination needed to address policy agenda. This research makes three contributions to knowledge. First, it provides interpretation of governance of the historic environment in the new context, namely Serbia. Second, it extends our knowledge of micro-social and micro-political aspects of heritage governance. In so doing, it applies interpretive approaches to explore the research field that has been underresearched. And finally, this research extends our knowledge about the policy coordination in urban governance and governance of the historic environment by identifying a range of factors that combined could inhibit or support an overall effort towards policy coordination.
Supervisor: Shaw, Keith Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: L200 Politics ; L300 Sociology