Scale Pluralism and Institutional Overdose in Iran's Environmental Policy and Structure

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Watershed Management Science and Engineering, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student of Watershed Management Science and Engineering, University of Hormozgan, Bandarabbas, Iran

Abstract

Ignoring the spatial scale in underst&ing of environmental processes resulted in a vagueness in problem statement, legislative inefficiencies & Institutional overdose. Assigning spatial concepts to natural & environmental objects make the scale & a critical point in legislation & policymaking. Focusing on qualitative content analysis & institutional approach & proportional & predicative basis in logic perception of legislator & policymakers were surveyed in environmental laws & Policies. 364 of such documents, emphasizing on water Equity Act & Soil Conservation Act, showed that scale Pluralism cause a type of vagueness & Institutional overdose at last. It is necessary to define such a base spatial Unit which could represent the problem in national level.

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