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The general public´s support for forest policy in Sweden: a value belief approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 56, no 6, 850-867 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study, the legitimacy of the forest policy in Sweden was explored. Based on a value belief approach, the general public's support for forest policy was examined by means of a questionnaire (n=796). Results demonstrated that the respondents believed ecological principles, such as sustaining natural conditions for native plants and animals, were most important in forest policy, but preservation of social values and using the forest efficiently to maintain high market value were also emphasised. Although socio-demographic variables (i.e. gender and age) had some impact on support for the policy, different values and beliefs reflecting ecological, social and economic interests were more important. By considering different values and beliefs, as well as policy support explicitly, the study provides a multifaceted account of the public's viewpoint regarding forest issues.

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 56, no 6, 850-867 p.
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values, beliefs, forest policy support, general public
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60123DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2012.708324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-60123DiVA: diva2:558017
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Published ahead of print 20 September 2012.

Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-10-01 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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