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Conflict resolution in the management of in-situ museums.

Fouseki, K.; (2008) Conflict resolution in the management of in-situ museums. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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This thesis suggests a conflict management model for the resolution of conflicts that occur during the in-situ conservation and presentation of archaeological remains that are discovered as a result of development projects. More specifically, the thesis examines the extent to which the creation of in-situ museums---museums that are usually located in the basements of modern buildings and preserve archaeological remains in situ---can function as a compromise solution among the conflicting parties. The thesis is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter presents the research aims and objectives of the thesis while the second chapter analyses the methodological approaches. The third chapter reviews from a critical point of view the basic conflict management theories that have been developed by a variety of disciplines including economics, management science and sociology. This chapter identifies the key conflict elements and suggests a descriptive conflict management model. This model constitutes a tool for analysing the conflict situations in the case studies. Chapter four conceptualises the case of in-situ museums and explores how some of their distinctive characteristics play a role in conflict genesis, escalation and resolution. The next three chapters analyse conflict situations within the theoretical framework and discourse that have been presented in the two previous ones. Chapter 5 examines conflict situations that arose when archaeological remains were discovered during the construction of private works. Chapter 6 analyses examples of conflicts that relate to the discovery of archaeological remains during the implementation of public works. Chapter 7 is exclusively devoted to the case of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. Chapter 8 concludes with the suggestion of an operational conflict management model that can be integrated into the heritage management planning. The formation of this model was based on the descriptive conflict management model presented in chapter 3. The operational conflict management model is enriched with a series of guidelines and tactics for dealing effectively with oppositions and conflicts.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Conflict resolution in the management of in-situ museums.
Identifier: PQ ETD:591571
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by Proquest.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1444269
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