Management: England

Bennett, L. & Gibbeson, C. 2010

‘Perceptions of occupiers’ liability risk by estate managers: a case study of memorial safety in English cemeteries’, International Journal of Law and the Built Environment, 2:1, 76-93.

Berridge, K. 2001

Vigor Mortis: the End of the Death Taboo, London: Profile Books.

Buckham, S. 2005

‘Delusions of grandeur? The influence of company management, civic pride and private sentiment upon the cemetery landscape at York’ in C. Denk & J. Ziesemer (eds) Der Bürgerliche Tod: Städtische Bestattungskulture von der Aufklärung bis zum frühen 20. Jahrhundert, ICOMOS: Munich, 114-52.

Hussein, I. & Rugg, J. 2003

‘Managing London’s dead: a case of strategic policy failure’, Mortality, 8:2, 209-221.

McClymont, K. 2015

‘Postsecular planning? The idea of municipal spirituality’, Planning Theory & Practice, 16:4, 535-554.

Parsons, B. 2018

‘Robertson at the City: portrait of a cemetery superintendent’, Genealogy, 2, 31.

Rugg, J. & Holland, S. 2017

‘Respecting corpses: the ethics of grave re-use’, Mortality, 22:1, 1-15.

Ulrich, M. 2020

Highgate Cemetery at a crossroads: how to take the right turn? A contribution based on the economic theory of clubs’, in M-T. Mäder, A. Saviello & B. Scolari (eds) Highgate Cemetery: Image Practices in Past and Present, ebooks, Nomos, 197-213

Woodthorpe, K. 2011

‘Sustaining the contemporary cemetery: implementing policy alongside conflicting perspectives and purpose’, Mortality, 16:3, 259-276.


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