The Evolutionary Paths of Resort Governance: A case study of British Columbia from 1975 to 2015

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Resort governance
Path dependence
Path creation
Critical junctures

Systems of resort governance do not emerge in a vacuum, instead they are the product of forces and the will of individuals. This study examines the emergence and evolution of resort governance systems. Using British Columbia as a case study, the research explores the driving forces which influenced the creation of significant provincial policies and pieces of legislation that comprise the regional resort governance system. Critical moments in the evolution of British Columbia’s resort governance are explored to betterunderstand the impact of these forces and how they were negotiated. Employing a path creation lens, the project illustrates the importance of past decisions and the power of strategically leveraging forces.

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Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Senior supervisor: 
Peter Williams
Environment: School of Resource and Environmental Management
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.R.M. (Planning)