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World heritage: constructing a universal cultural order
Since the late 1970s, the formal designation of world heritage sites has grown exponentially. Today, there are over 900 such designations bestowed upon national treasures from every corner of the globe, which are believed ...
World heritage and the scientific consecration of ‘outstanding universal value’
(Sage Publications, 2017-04-25)
Since World War II, the world heritage movement generated widespread support for preserving various sites of natural and cultural significance deemed to have outstanding universal value (OUV) for humanity. While the ...
Tourism and sustainability in the evaluation of World Heritage sites, 1980-2010
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2016-03-10)
At present, there are myriad concerns about tourism and sustainability at cultural and natural world heritage sites. Based on an analysis of 811 evaluations written between 1980 and 2010 by two official advisory bodies to ...
Diffusion and decoupling in the world heritage movement: exploring global/local tensions in Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-06-16)
A common critique of world society theory is that it overemphasises processes of institutional expansion and isomorphism, and underemphasises instances of decoupling and local variation. We address this concern head-on ...