On the multifunctionality of hunting: an institutional analysis of eight cases from Europe and Africa
2013 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 56, no 4, 531-552 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In many contemporary societies, multiple functions are connected to hunting. Here, we use the concept of multifunctionality to investigate the role of hunting beyond its traditional function of supplying meat. Hunting may contribute, for example, to biodiversity conservation, recreation and the preservation of economies and cultures in rural areas. Our comparative analysis of hunting in eight study sites in Europe and Africa examines the tensions and trade-offs between these ecological, economic and social functions of hunting, and investigates the interplay between the institutions regulating these functions to better understand conflicts over hunting. Based on this analysis, we present institutional arrangements that have developed to address these challenges of multifunctionality, and explore the institutional change brought about by such arrangements. Finally, we discuss the implications of this study for policy and institutional design.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 56, no 4, 531-552 p.
conservation, culture, governance, hunting, institutions, institutional interplay, multifunctionality
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58812DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2012.689615ISI: 000317825200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58812DiVA: diva2:550180