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Envisioning future forested landscapes in Sweden – Revealing local-national discrepancies through participatory action research

Wallin, Ida and Carlsson, Julia and Hansen, Hans Peter (2016). Envisioning future forested landscapes in Sweden – Revealing local-national discrepancies through participatory action research. Forest policy and economics. 73, 25-40
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Abstract

Governance of forested landscapes must account for multiple interests and perspectives through public and stakeholder participation. In the context of Swedish forestry, participation has mainly been implemented as a top-down venture, without adequate integration of all interests. Linking local interests to national policy-making through participatory action research and future-oriented methodologies has not yet been tried in Sweden. We develop and implement a participatory action research model with the objectives to (i) facilitate a discussion among local stakeholders about their common future in relation to their forested landscapes and, (ii) to connect the local level with the national, institutional level. First, local stakeholders are brought together to create commonly desired visions in case studies of two forested landscapes in Sweden. Second, national policy-makers are engaged in a discussion on how to achieve the locally-desired visions. The ability of the two-step participatory action research model to achieve these objectives is then evaluated based on norms of Communicative Action and criteria of participatory planning. The results demonstrate the positive opportunity to engage local stakeholders in a constructive discussion about their common future, but also show some practical constraints of participatory methods, in particular the risk of institutional authorities disregarding local knowledge and claims.

Authors/Creators:Wallin, Ida and Carlsson, Julia and Hansen, Hans Peter
Title:Envisioning future forested landscapes in Sweden – Revealing local-national discrepancies through participatory action research
Series/Journal:Forest policy and economics (1389-9341)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:73
Page range:25-40
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1389-9341
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
(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 > 509 Other Social Sciences > Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Agrovoc terms:forestry
Keywords:Forest policy, Stakeholders, Institutionalisation, Critical Utopian Action Research, Desired future scenario development
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3841
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3841
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.forpol.2016.07.010
ID Code:13868
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management

(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
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Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 13:34
Metadata Last Modified:20 Dec 2016 13:34

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