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Meeting places and social capital supporting rural landscape stewardship: A Pan-European horizon scanning

Angelstam, Per and Fedoriak, Mariia and Cruz, Fatima and Munoz-Rojas, Jose and Yamelynets, Taras and Manton, Michael and Washbourne, Carla-Leanne and Dobrynin, Denis and Izakovicova, Zita and Jansson, Nicklas and Jaroszewicz, Bogdan and Kanka, Robert and Kavtarishvili, Marika and Kopperoinen, Leena and Lazdinis, Marius and Metzger, Marc J. and Özüt, Deniz and Gjorgjieska, Dori Pavloska and Sijtsma, Frans J. and Stryamets, Nataliya and Tolunay, Ahmet and Turkoglu, Turkay and van der Moolen, Bert and Zagidullina, Asiya and Zhuk, Alina (2021). Meeting places and social capital supporting rural landscape stewardship: A Pan-European horizon scanning. Ecology and Society. 26 , 11
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Abstract

Achieving sustainable development as an inclusive societal process in rural landscapes, and sustainability in terms of functional green infrastructures for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, are wicked challenges. Competing claims from various sectors call for evidence-based adaptive collaborative governance. Leveraging such approaches requires maintenance of several forms of social interactions and capitals. Focusing on Pan-European regions with different environmental histories and cultures, we estimate the state and trends of two groups of factors underpinning rural landscape stewardship, namely, (1) traditional rural landscape and novel face-to-face as well as virtual fora for social interaction, and (2) bonding, bridging, and linking forms of social capital. We applied horizon scanning to 16 local landscapes located in 18 countries, representing Pan-European social-ecological and cultural gradients. The resulting narratives, and rapid appraisal knowledge, were used to estimate portfolios of different fora for social interactions and forms of social capital supporting landscape stewardship. The portfolios of fora for social interactions were linked to societal cultures across the European continent: "self-expression and secular-rational values" in the northwest, "Catholic" in the south, and "survival and traditional authority values" in the East. This was explained by the role of traditional secular and religious local meeting places. Virtual internet-based fora were most widespread. Bonding social capitals were the strongest across the case study landscapes, and linking social capitals were the weakest. This applied to all three groups of fora. Pan-European social-ecological contexts can be divided into distinct clusters with respect to the portfolios of different fora supporting landscape stewardship, which draw mostly on bonding and bridging forms of social capital. This emphasizes the need for regionally and culturally adapted approaches to landscape stewardship, which are underpinned by evidence-based knowledge about how to sustain green infrastructures based on both forest naturalness and cultural landscape values. Sharing knowledge from comparative studies can strengthen linking social capital.

Authors/Creators:Angelstam, Per and Fedoriak, Mariia and Cruz, Fatima and Munoz-Rojas, Jose and Yamelynets, Taras and Manton, Michael and Washbourne, Carla-Leanne and Dobrynin, Denis and Izakovicova, Zita and Jansson, Nicklas and Jaroszewicz, Bogdan and Kanka, Robert and Kavtarishvili, Marika and Kopperoinen, Leena and Lazdinis, Marius and Metzger, Marc J. and Özüt, Deniz and Gjorgjieska, Dori Pavloska and Sijtsma, Frans J. and Stryamets, Nataliya and Tolunay, Ahmet and Turkoglu, Turkay and van der Moolen, Bert and Zagidullina, Asiya and Zhuk, Alina
Title:Meeting places and social capital supporting rural landscape stewardship: A Pan-European horizon scanning
Series Name/Journal:Ecology and Society
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:26
Article number:11
Number of Pages:86
Publisher:RESILIENCE ALLIANCE
ISSN:1708-3087
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:green infrastructure, human well-being, landscape approach, regional studies, rural development, social-ecological system
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112066
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112066
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Type of IDID
DOI10.5751/ES-12110-260111
Web of Science (WoS)000638266300010
ID Code:24420
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:08 Jun 2021 10:57
Metadata Last Modified:08 Jun 2021 11:01

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