In this study, we use the concepts developed by Young et al. (2008) on environmental governance and institutional interplay. We investigate the role of different actors in different institutions, where ‘institution’ is defined as “a cluster of rights, rules, and decision making procedures that give rise to social practices, assign roles to participants in these practices, and guide interactions among the occupants of key roles” (Young et al. 2008, XXII).
Institutions react to each other in an environment, shaping the institutional interplay, which in turn influences the way spatial planning is conducted and the outcomes for local tenure security: