Divergent interests and ideas around property rights: the case of berry harvesting in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 33, 56-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper illustrates the clash between interests and ideas concerning property rights and regulation by analyzing the ongoing debate on the right of public access in Sweden, which has recently intensified due to an influx of foreign professional berry harvesters. The conflicts in Sweden are found to stem from contradictory concepts concerning property (notably, ownership and the right of public access) and ideological differences in terms of whether forest resources should be regulated by government or governance. While the precise circumstances of this case are somewhat unique to Sweden, differences of opinion concerning property rights and regulations are common and so our findings will be broadly applicable when defining and analyzing forest-related conflicts, especially those involving multiple-use situations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 33, 56-62 p.
Non-timber forest products, Conflicts, Public access, Governance, Forest history
History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject History; statskunskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56714DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2012.05.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-56714DiVA: diva2:536919