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Titolo:
A functionalist approach to user fees
Autore:
More, TA;
Indirizzi:
US Forest Serv, USDA, NE Res Stn, Burlington, VT 05402 USA US Forest ServBurlington VT USA 05402 Res Stn, Burlington, VT 05402 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF LEISURE RESEARCH
fascicolo: 3, volume: 31, anno: 1999,
pagine: 227 - 244
SICI:
0022-2216(1999)31:3<227:AFATUF>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPACT;
Keywords:
user fees; equity; economic efficiency; recreation policy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: More, TA US Forest Serv, USDA, NE Res Stn, POB 968, Burlington, VT 05402 USA US Forest Serv POB 968 Burlington VT USA 05402 gton, VT 05402 USA
Citazione:
T.A. More, "A functionalist approach to user fees", J LEISURE, 31(3), 1999, pp. 227-244

Abstract

Few recreation issues are more controversial than imposing fees for accessto public lands. Fee proponents argue that user fees: (a) promote equity by charging users directly; (b) increase economic efficiency; and (c) generate needed revenue. However, the argument from equity ignores the existence of nonuse values and fails to consider the effect of fees on people at the margin, particularly the working class. The efficiency argument relies on questionable assumptions about value and willingness to pay and weights public policy toward the preferences of the affluent. The argument from revenuegeneration tends to advance agency interests that may not be perceived as being consistent with the interests of the general public. As an alternative, I propose a functionalist perspective that focuses on the purposes associated with public-sector management of parks and recreation. Public parks, facilities, and programs must serve public objectives. It is these objectives that determine the appropriateness of user fees, a point that has been largely lost in the discussions of the mechanics of setting fees.

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