Access to Land: Social Class, Activism and the Genealogy of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act

Posted: 1 Mar 2010

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Ben Mayfield

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Date Written: April 2010

Abstract

This paper investigates the genealogy of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. The paper places the legislation within a broader, historical context and examines the social and legislative changes which prepared the way for a ‘right to roam’. The article also analyses the effect of civil disobedience and pressure group politics, questioning whether the new right of access is a victory for the access lobby, a compromise between conflicting interests or the product of an emerging political consensus.

Suggested Citation

Mayfield, Ben, Access to Land: Social Class, Activism and the Genealogy of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (April 2010). Statute Law Review, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 63-83, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1560395 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/slr/hmq005

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