The designation of Fulufjället National Park: efficient co-management through downward accountability?
2009 (English)In: Local Environment: the International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, ISSN 1354-9839, Vol. 14, no 3, 259-271 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
International obligations in nature conservation policy demand for decentralisation and co-management. Co-management arrangements are increasingly seen as forms of governance, which opens up for the critique that accountability becomes blurred when public–private relations are characterised by informality and negotiations. The purpose of this article is to examine the issue of accountability by comparing comanagement theory and the decentralisation framework of Agrawal and Ribot, and by empirically analysing the designation of Fulufja¨llet National Park. This case constitutes a blueprint for Swedish efforts to adhere to the international obligations for decentralisation and is thus an example of their implementation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis , 2009. Vol. 14, no 3, 259-271 p.
co-management, decentralisation, public participation, accountability
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30142DOI: 10.1080/13549830802693177OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30142DiVA: diva2:280226