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Airspace 2000 - A critical analysis of policy formulation for aviation safety in that industry

Slaven, Walter James (1998) Airspace 2000 - A critical analysis of policy formulation for aviation safety in that industry. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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This dissertation explores the circumstances surrounding a proposal to significantly alter a central issue in aviation policy, namely that of air safety and the administration of its supporting institutions and structures. Two central issues will be examined. The first relates to the manner in which a policy issue may be created, dominated and controlled by one influential group to the detriment of others in the policy community, while the second seeks to illustrate the difficulties inherent in the uncritical application of market logic to issues largely external to it.

Utilising the basic tenets of Public Choice Theory, together with relevant historical, technical and operational information, this dissertation will trace the processes behind and subsequent development of the Airspace 2000 - A Plan for the Future Management of Australian Airspace proposal. Having examined those issues, the dissertation will then explore the potential impact of a few of its more important features upon the aviation industry and one of the most enviable air safety records in the world, that of Australia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education
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Supervisor(s): Harman, Frank
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