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Dilemmas in forest policy development: the Swedish forestry model under pressure
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Arcum)
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (Arcum)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2739-0497
2015 (English)In: The future use of nordic forests: a global perspective / [ed] Erik Westholm, Karin Beland Lindahl, Florian Kraxner, Springer, 2015, 145-158 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter brings back the discussion to the Swedish situation and describes the forest policy dilemmas related to a transition of forest governance. The expected transition implies a shift in forest policy and practice in developed countries with a reduced "emphasis on timber production relative to the provision of environmental goods and services". The chapter describes a number of dilemmas and concludes that Swedish forestry policy has not managed to handle the gap between key stakeholders. Now this gap seems too wide to expect any joint contribution to the development of Swedish forest policy. Instead, the disagreements have resulted in putting pressure on the Swedish forestry model 

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Springer, 2015. 145-158 p.
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forest policy, transition, governance, eco-modernization, sustainability
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Forest Science Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100070DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14218-0ISBN: 978-3-319-14217-3 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-14218-0 (e-book)OAI: diva2:789813
Future forests
Available from: 2015-02-20 Created: 2015-02-20 Last updated: 2016-05-25Bibliographically approved

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