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Evaluation of multi-level social learning for sustainable landscapes: perspective of a development initiative in Bergslagen, Sweden

Axelsson, Robert and Angelstam, Per and Myhrman, Lennart and Sädbom, Stefan and Ivarsson, Milis and Elbakidze, Marine and Andersson, Kenneth and Cupa, Petr and Diry, Christian and Doyon, Frederik and Drotz, Marcus and Hjorth, Arne and Hermansson, Jan Olof and Kullberg, Thomas and Lickers, F. Henry and McTaggart, Johanna and Olsson, Anders and Pautov, Yurij and Svensson, Lennart and Törnblom, Johan (2013). Evaluation of multi-level social learning for sustainable landscapes: perspective of a development initiative in Bergslagen, Sweden. Ambio. 42:2, 241-253
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-012-0378-y

Abstract

To implement policies about sustainable landscapesand rural development necessitates social learningabout states and trends of sustainability indicators, normsthat define sustainability, and adaptive multi-level governance.We evaluate the extent to which social learning atmultiple governance levels for sustainable landscapesoccur in 18 local development initiatives in the network ofSustainable Bergslagen in Sweden. We mapped activitiesover time, and interviewed key actors in the network aboutsocial learning. While activities resulted in exchange ofexperiences and some local solutions, a major challengewas to secure systematic social learning and make newknowledge explicit at multiple levels. None of the developmentinitiatives used a systematic approach to securesocial learning, and sustainability assessments were notmade systematically. We discuss how social learning canbe improved, and how a learning network of developmentinitiatives could be realized.

Authors/Creators:Axelsson, Robert and Angelstam, Per and Myhrman, Lennart and Sädbom, Stefan and Ivarsson, Milis and Elbakidze, Marine and Andersson, Kenneth and Cupa, Petr and Diry, Christian and Doyon, Frederik and Drotz, Marcus and Hjorth, Arne and Hermansson, Jan Olof and Kullberg, Thomas and Lickers, F. Henry and McTaggart, Johanna and Olsson, Anders and Pautov, Yurij and Svensson, Lennart and Törnblom, Johan
Title:Evaluation of multi-level social learning for sustainable landscapes: perspective of a development initiative in Bergslagen, Sweden
Series/Journal:Ambio (0044-7447)
Year of publishing :2013
Volume:42
Number:2
Page range:241-253
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISSN:0044-7447
Language:English
Additional Information:This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com www.kva.se/en
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K01 Forestry - General aspects
X Agricola extesions > X80 Social sciences, humanities and education
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Agrovoc terms:learning, sustainable development, case studies, governance
Keywords:collaborative learning, sustainable development, case study, knowledge production, governance
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2031
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2031
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000316115800011
DOI10.1007/s13280-012-0378-y
ID Code:11283
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Centre for Image Analysis
(S) > School for Forest Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Aug 2014 13:58
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:07

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