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Administration, Landscape and Authorized Heritage Discourse - Contextualising the Nationally Valuable Landscape Areas of Finland


  • Hannu Linkola


In 2010, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment launched a re-evaluation and revision of the 1993 inventory of Nationally Valuable Landscape Areas (NVLAs). While the inventory works for implementation of the National Land Use Guidelines, it also showcases the use of landscapes in Finnish national heritage policy. Based on critical readings of three influential Finnish administrative landscape policy reports, I claim that NVLAs, as tools of heritage policy, are based on the approaches and methodologies that have supported Finland's development into a modern nation state by providing tools for intellectual governance of the national past and territory. Rather than meeting the diversity of landscape conceptions, as defined in the European Landscape Convention, the NVLAs run a risk of being in conflict with citizens and actors that do not share the administrative assumption of landscapes as public containers of national heritage.

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  • Hannu Linkola, 2015. "Administration, Landscape and Authorized Heritage Discourse - Contextualising the Nationally Valuable Landscape Areas of Finland," Landscape Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(8), pages 939-954, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:clarxx:v:40:y:2015:i:8:p:939-954
    DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2015.1074988

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