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Expectations about voluntary efforts in collaborative governance and the fit with perceived prerequisites of intrinsic motivation in Sweden’s ecosystem-based moose management system

Johansson, Maria and Sjolander-Lindqvist, Annelie and Dressel, Sabrina and Ericsson, Göran and Sandstrom, Camilla (2022). Expectations about voluntary efforts in collaborative governance and the fit with perceived prerequisites of intrinsic motivation in Sweden’s ecosystem-based moose management system. Ecology and Society. 27 :2 , 20
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Abstract

Collaborative governance regimes may be vulnerable because of dependency on stakeholders??? voluntary engagement and efforts. This study focuses on the Swedish moose management system, a multi-level collaborative governance regime inspired by the ecosystem approach. Self-determination theory is used to explore perceived prerequisites of basic needs for intrinsic motivation across sub-groups of stakeholder representatives who are engaged across different social-ecological contexts. Questionnaire data collected among representatives at two governance levels, moose management groups (n = 624) and moose management units (n = 979), were subjected to two-step cluster analysis. The analyses revealed two sub-groups of representatives, characterized by differences in species composition and land ownership structure: managers of multi-ungulate areas and managers of large-carnivore areas. In several respects, these groups significantly differed in how they perceived the prerequisites. This included prerequisites of perceived competence with regard to their need for knowledge of topics and usefulness of monitoring methods, perceived autonomy operationalized as possibilities to perform their tasks with sufficient time, resources, and support from their organizations, and perceived relatedness to different groups of actors. Further efforts should be made to understand the conditions required for representatives to energize and direct their behavior. The institutional system must better fit the needs of stakeholder representatives across various local contexts, otherwise the space for local voluntary engagement might be hampered.

Authors/Creators:Johansson, Maria and Sjolander-Lindqvist, Annelie and Dressel, Sabrina and Ericsson, Göran and Sandstrom, Camilla
Title:Expectations about voluntary efforts in collaborative governance and the fit with perceived prerequisites of intrinsic motivation in Sweden’s ecosystem-based moose management system
Series Name/Journal:Ecology and Society
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:27
Number:2
Article number:20
Number of Pages:20
Publisher:RESILIENCE ALLIANCE
ISSN:1708-3087
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Fish and Wildlife Management
Keywords:collaborative governance, ecosystem approach moose management, perceived prerequisites of basic needs, self-determination theory
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118624
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-118624
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Type of IDID
DOI10.5751/ES-13257-270220
Web of Science (WoS)000828485200012
ID Code:28798
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Sep 2022 08:26
Metadata Last Modified:07 Sep 2022 08:31

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