Understanding implementation: the Maryhill Corridor Project

Moore, Hugh A.M. (1985) Understanding implementation: the Maryhill Corridor Project. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The Study of Implementation has been one of the most obscure aspects of planning, partly because of the lack of documentation and analysis of the processes which it is characterised by and partly because of the complexity and mercurial nature of such processes in practise. This reseach has centred around the examination of implementation in the planning process by focusing attention on a particular place through a particular period of time. The place is Maryhill and the time period is the duration of the Maryhill Corridor Project (1978-84). The thesis is structured on an analysis of alternative views of implementation within a theoretical context where the conventional wisdom of the separation of policy and planning from its implementation is contrasted with an "action-oriented" approach. The issues which the discussion raises provides the backcloth against which the in-depth empirical research of the case study material is presented. This is followed by an evaluation of the factors and processes which have been seen to be significant in influencing implementation. The analysis is fundamentally based on a critique of the rational-comprehensive conceptualisation of the planning process. Finally, the thesis returns to an assessment of how the theoretical understanding of the planning process relates to the processes which have been identified in reality. It is at the interface of theory and practise to which this research is directed, where the study of implementation becomes most significant and where the coming together of different actors and agencies plays a central part.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Forbes, Jean
Date of Award: 1985
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1985-30719
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2018 11:07
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 13:49
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.30719
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/30719

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