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Landscape Protection in International Law$
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Amy Strecker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198826248

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198826248.001.0001

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The 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention

The 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention

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5 The 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention
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Landscape Protection in International Law
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Amy Strecker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826248.003.0005

Chapter 5 analyses the evolving conception and protection of landscape in the World Heritage Convention. First, it traces the development of landscape protection from its early conceptual dependency on nature, to the incorporation of ‘cultural landscapes’ within the Convention’s scope in 1992. It then discusses the typology of cultural landscapes, issues of representativeness and the implications of the Word Heritage system for landscape protection globally, as well as locally. In this regard, a number of cases are analysed which, on the one hand, support the World Heritage Convention’s instrumental role in landscape governance, but which on the other, highlight the problems involved in ascribing World Heritage status to living landscapes from a spatial justice perspective.

Keywords:   World Heritage Convention, cultural landscapes, associative cultural landscapes, Dresden Elbe Valley, Montichiello, global landscape governance, local landscape governance

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