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Burningham, K (2012) NIMByism In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, pp. 127-130. ISBN 978-0-08-047163-1

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Abstract

This article provides a critical introduction to the concept of NIMBYism. NIMBY is an acronym from N(ot) I(n) M(y) B(ack) Y(ard) used to describe opponents of new developments who recognise that a facility or technology is needed but are opposed to its siting within their locality. The article starts by discussing the origin of the concept and indicates some of the complexity in the literature. Alternative ways of understanding local opposition (as ignorant, selfish, or based on valid concerns and interests) and corresponding ways of responding to it are outlined. Research has increasingly moved away from a focus on the negative attributes of individual opponents as ignorant and selfish to engage with the broader motivations and contexts of local opposition. The article concludes by documenting recent calls for an end to using the language of NIMBYism.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Burningham, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 June 2012
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:47
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/769627

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