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Seals, salmon farms and politics : the institutional culture of seal relocation and other measures to counter seal-fish farm interactions in South-eastern Tasmania

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Barraclough, JM (2006) Seals, salmon farms and politics : the institutional culture of seal relocation and other measures to counter seal-fish farm interactions in South-eastern Tasmania. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Qualitative and observational techniques and a hermeneutic
methodology were employed in this project. The primary focus was
to explore the institutional culture surrounding the development of
the Seal Relocation programme and attendant techniques for the
mitigation of seal interactions with salmon farms in south-eastern
Tasmania. The methodology relied on an inductive, inquiring logic,
and produced a broad picture of bureaucratic and political culture
in Tasmania that reflected currents of thinking surrounding the
nature of late modernity. Foucault and Pusey proved useful in
understanding power and resistance and Bauman was valuable for
his insight into the fractured identity of the modern organisational
actor. Four sub-themes emerged: history, efficacy, ethics and
politics, providing four vantage points from which to view the
multiple rationalities of the actors involved. It was found that the
dominant ideology of development colours environmental
management in a disciplined Public Service and polity captured by
the technologies of governmentality. There are, however, pockets of
resistance.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Seals (Animals), Salmon farming, Wildlife relocation, Ethics
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MEnvMgt)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references

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