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  • 201.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Why minority governments work: multilevel territorial politics in Spain : by Bonnie N. Field, New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, 261 pp.2016In: West European Politics, ISSN 0140-2382, E-ISSN 1743-9655, Vol. 39, no 6, p. 1346-1347Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 202.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Blomgren, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    EU-hybriden och den representativa demokratin: positioner och framtidsperspektiv2019In: EU och nationalstatens återkomst / [ed] Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2019, 1, p. 37-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 203.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Blomgren, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    The EU Hybrid: Incrementalism with Democracy?2020In: The European Union and the return of the nation state / [ed] Antonia Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Karin Leijon, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, 1, p. 27-57Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter argues that the debate about the proper relationship between member states and EU institutions usually pits those who favour emphasising intergovernmental principles against those who think that the Union must have an increased element of supranationalism. One result of a stalemate between these two positions is that the EU has developed into a hybrid regime. However, an empirical examination of recent debates in four important policy areas conducted by the authors reveals that member states often take a third position, incrementalism, which is a step-wise process characterised by advocating small policy reforms without really altering the hybrid. The main drawback of the incrementalism position is that it has only a vague notion of the need for and possibility of representative democracy.

  • 204.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Bäck, Hanna
    Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Lunds universitet, Lund, Sweden.
    Vem stöttar vem i regeringsbildningen?: Om minoritetsregeringar och "stödpartier"2014Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 205.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ersson, Svante
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Coalition politics and institutions: Bringing in Central and Eastern Europe2009In: Party government and parliamentary democracy in the new Europe: workshop No. 8, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 206.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ersson, Svante
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Government formation and breakdown in Western and Central Eastern Europe2015In: Comparative European Politics, ISSN 1472-4790, E-ISSN 1740-388X, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 345-375Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we use a new data set describing governments, political parties and institutions to make an explicit comparison between Western Europe (WE) and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in the investigation of three different topical issues found in the coalition literature, namely, coalition formation (that is, which factors affect who forms the winning coalitions), the number of cabinet members (that is, what affects the number of ministers in a cabinet) and cabinet duration (that is, which factors affect how long a new government lasts). Our findings indicate that, regardless of all the discussions about how CEE is different from WE because of the post-communist heritage or the volatility of voters in the CEE region, structural attributes such as the size and number of political parties are important determinants of coalition formation and cabinet duration patterns in both the West and the East. In fact, precisely because of the unsettled nature of CEE party politics, structural attributes tend to matter even more in the East.

  • 207.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Gerberg, Elisabeth R
    Kastner, Scott
    Nyblade, Benjamin
    The empirical study of coalition governance2008In: Cabinets and coalition bargaining: The democratic life cycle in Western Europe / [ed] Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C Müller and Torbjörn Bergman, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 208.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Country-specific configurations and constants in cross-national variable analysis2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 209.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Sandström, Camilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Regeringsbildningen efter riksdagsvalet 20182018In: Snabbtänkt: reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin & Kajsa Falasca, Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet , 2018, p. 21-22Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 210.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ilonszki, Gabriella
    Corvinus University.
    Müller, Wolfgang C.
    University of Vienna.
    Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe2019Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Coalition government among different political parties is the way most European democracies are governed. Traditionally, the study of coalition politics has been focused on Western Europe. Coalition governance in Central Eastern Europe brings the study of the full coalition life-cycle to a region that has undergone tremendous political transformation, but which has not been studied from this perspective. The volume covers Bulgaria, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. It provides information and analyses of the coalition life-cycle, from pre-electoral alliances to coalition formation and portfolio distribution, governing in coalitions, the stages that eventually lead to government termination, and the electoral performance of coalition parties. In Central Eastern Europe, few single-party cabinets form and there have been only a few early elections. The evidence provided shows that coalition partners in the region write formal agreements (coalition agreements) to an extent that is similar to the patterns that we find in Western Europe, but also that they adhere less closely to these contracts. While the research on Western Europe tends to stress that coalition partners emphasize coalition compromise and mutual supervision, there is more evidence of 'ministerial government' by individual ministers and their parties. There are also some systems where coalition governance is heavily dominated by the prime minister. No previous study has covered the full coalition life-cycle in all of the ten countries with as much detail. Systematic information is presented in 10 figures and in more than one hundred tables.

  • 211.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ilonszki, Gabriella
    Müller, Wolfgang C.
    The Coalition Life-cycle in Central Eastern Europe2019In: Coalition Governance in Central Eastern Europe / [ed] Torbjörn Bergman, Gabriella Ilonszki, and Wolfgang C. Müller, Oxford University Press, 2019, p. 522-576Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Earlier chapters have investigated politics along the coalition life-cycle in our ten countries. In this chapter, we summarize the main patterns and we compare among the ten cases. We also look at how our findings contrast with the general patterns that are known from the literature on coalition politics, in particular those that we find in Western Europe.

  • 212.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Müller, Wolfgang C.
    Strøm, Kaare
    Comparative parliamentary democracy: a project report2005In: European Political Science, ISSN 1680-4333, E-ISSN 1682-0983, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 42-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy project examines West European parliamentary politics from a principal–agent perspective. The project involves thirty-five scholars from Western Europe and the Americas. It has made both conceptual and empirical contributions in the fields of comparative politics, parliamentary democracy in general and coalition politics in particular. In this report, the project leaders present the project, its ‘structured collaboration’ approach and share some observations on the practice of conducting a large-scale cross-national project.

  • 213.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Strøm, Kaare
    The Madisonian Turn: Political Parties and Parliamentary Democracy in Nordic Europe2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 214.
    Bergqvist, Jörgen
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Civil society and consolidation of democracy2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 215.
    Bergroth, Lovisa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Sveriges politik för global utveckling och europeiskt samförstånd om utveckling: Hur samförstådda är egentligen dessa dokument?2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 216.
    Bergström, Elin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    2004 års Europaparlamentsval ur massmedialt perspektiv2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 217.
    Bergström, Jessica
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Demokrati i Europa - ett delegationsproblem?2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 218.
    Bergström, Karl
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Förebyggande krishantering: En förutsättning för lokala samhällens säkerhet?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 219.
    Bergström, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Den ungerska minoritetens roll i den konstitutionella utvecklingen: En komparativ analys av Rumänien ochb Slovakien1999Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 220.
    Bergström, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Socialdemokraterna och den svenska järnvägspolitiken: Vägen till avreglering2000Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 221.
    Bergström, Sten Ove
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    Kolonisationen på kronoparkerna i Norrbotten 1894-19501979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 222.
    Bergström, Susanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    En diskursiv analys ur ett statsvetenskapligt perspektiv av ideella organisationers kampanjer i form av TV-sända välgörenhetsgalor2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are several yearly televised non-profit-galas in Sweden, that focus on national victims of suffering. This study consists of a qualitative analysis that aimed to show elements of potential discourses concerning national compassion in association with Swedish televised nonprofit galas. The essay studied national cases that were compared with each other as well as with a previous global study of a global compassion discourse. Discoursive elements from the previous study were also premises for the study of national compassion discourses. The research method used was a qualitative discourse analysis that combined discourse theory with intertextuality and interdiscursivity.

    The result from this study showed that there were two national compassion discourses which shared the same elements, but the meaning ascribed to them varied. Both The Swedish Cancer Society’s and The Swedish Childhood Cancerfond´s national compassion discourses concerned suffering due to cancer. In the first case the victims were adults and in the second case the victims were children. The victims within the global compassion discourse suffered due to a crisis caused by war or a natural disaster. The organizations within respective discourses used the galas to affect viewers to donate money in order to help people in need. A crucial difference between the earlier discourse of global compassion and the two more recent discourses of national compassion were the difference between the meaning of the element ideal victim. Within the global compassion discourse ideal victim were limited to women and children. In the two cases of national compassion ideal victims were people suffering from cancer and their next of kin, without limitations to gender or age.

  • 223.
    Berhe, Maria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    The Eritrean exile population and their views on democracy: A discussion on legitimacy of the concept of liberal democracy2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 224.
    Bexenius, Kejvan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Energiunionen: En studie om symbolpolitik och EU:s femte frihet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 225.
    Biller, Niklas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Gröna nyckeltal: Miljöarbetet i demokratisk anda?2000Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 226.
    Birgersson, Jakob
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Svensk-norsk kristdemokrati och EU-medlemskap2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 227.
    Birgersson, Jakob
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    "Traktat" rörande förändringar av den svenska grundlagen2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 228.
    Birgersson, Moa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    ”Ett förändrat säkerhetsläge”: En kvalitativ studie om hur hotbilder konstrueras i svensk säkerhets- och försvarspolitik, 2014-20182018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Omvärldsläget har på senare år genomgått en förändring och uppfattningen om ett nytt säkerhetsläge har uppstått i den svenska säkerhet- och försvarspolitiken. Den ökade spänningen i Europa präglas av okända förutsättningar som formar hur svensk säkerhet- och försvarspolitik förs. Tidigare forskning har identifierat ett begränsatsäkerhetspolitisk etablissemang, vilkasframställning av hotbilden sätter dagordningen för Sveriges säkerhet. Dock bortses ofta den faktoratt människor värderar och tolkar fenomen olika. Hotbilder kan därmed både feltolkas och följaktligen över och underskattas. Studien har därmed ämnat att undersöka vilka hotbilder som uttrycks i svensk säkerhet- och försvarspolitik, hur de konstrueras och om mönster avförändring eller kontinuitet kanspåras. För attuppfylla studiens syfte har uppsatsen tagit avstamp i säkerhetseringsteroin, vilken har som avsikt att klartlägga hur hot konstrueras genom språket. Ytterligare har Carrol Bacchis metod, ”whats the problem represented to be” använts för att svara på frågeställningarna. Studien visade att militära hot och hybridhot är de dominerande hotbilderna och konstrueras genom tre huvudsakliga nyckelkoncept ”den förändrade omvärlden och säkerhetsläget”, ”gråzons-problematik” och ”tröskeleffekt”. Utöver visade studien att Ryssland som en institutionaliserad hotbild använts kontinuerligttill att konstruera och vidare bredda hotbilderna och det svenska säkerhetsbegreppet.

  • 229.
    Birgersson, Moa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Varför arbetar inte mamma?: Hur tillgängligheten av barnomsorg påverkar kvinnors arbetsdeltagande, en jämförande studie i Västeuropa.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 230.
    Bjurhall, Rebecka
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Konsumera annorlunda eller mindre?2003Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 231.
    Bjurhall, Rebecka
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Dahlgren, Katrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ekocentrism i lokal klimatpolitik - finns det?2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 232.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Does collaboration lead to sustainability?: A study of public–private partnerships in the Swedish mountains2017In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, no 10, article id 1685Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The conflicts that are frequently manifested in the Swedish mountains often stem from the use and preservation of natural resources: resistance against protected area proposals, protests concerning the management of large carnivores, felling of old-growth forests, and disputes over who should be allowed to hunt or fish are commonplace. There are currently strong trends, both in national and international policy making, towards leaning on various forms of collaborative governance arrangements to deal with such policy failures. Consequently, various forms of partnerships have been initiated to promote more sustainable practices in mountain regions of Sweden. But to what extent does the creation of collaborative arrangements in natural resource management improve policy output and sustainability outcomes? To examine the issue, data was extracted from 47 semi-structured interviews with 39 project leaders and eight county officials, the sample being randomly selected from a database of 245 public-private collaborative projects in the Swedish mountains. The results indicate that partnerships do lead to improved sustainability – especially when it comes to social outcomes. There is, however, a need for more systematic follow-ups by practitioners, particularly on ecological outcomes where the country administrative boards should take a leading role and facilitate such evaluations in the future.

  • 233.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Slutrapport för projektet: hur kan skogens sociala värden bidra till en hållbar landsbygdsutveckling?2016Other (Other academic)
  • 234.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Camilla, Sandström
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Public-private partnerships in a Swedish rural context: A policy tool for the authorities to achieve sustainable rural development?2017In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 49, p. 58-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have become a popular tool for governing rural development in a European context. PPPs are often presented as significant solutions for increasing both the effectiveness (problem-solving capacity) and the legitimacy of sustainable rural governance in terms of participation and accountability. In Sweden, where PPPs have played a marginal role, due to the EU cohesion policy they are now gaining ground as a model for the governance and management of natural resources in rural areas. Previous research shows that the state remains crucial in governing the process of governance through partnerships, especially in a rural as opposed to an urban context, where the state plays an ongoing role in initiating, structuring, financing and regulating partnerships. Is this an example of the state trying to counterbalance the increased power of the private sector, or the opposite – that is, an attempt to reduce social exclusion and increase participation by promoting the interest of private actors in local development processes? Our study examines the critical role of the state in these partnerships. We focus on authorities in charge of natural resource management and rural development and assess the enabling role of the authorities in rural areas with a weak or dispersed private sector. Empirical data is collected via group interviews at a workshop in which key representatives from the authorities participated. We identify a number of potential challenges associated to PPPs in a rural context, and in light of this we clarify how the authorities engage in different types of partnership arrangements, as well as their capacity to facilitate these partnerships in attempt to enhance sustainable rural development.

  • 235.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Eckerberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Miljöpolitik: bilden av Sverige som föregångare i ett komplext politikområde2016In: Svensk politik och EU: hur svensk politik har förändrats av medlemskapet i EU / [ed] Daniel Silander & Mats Öhlén, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2016, 1, p. 79-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 236.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Eckerberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Zachrisson, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Lokal samverkan i fjällens miljö- och naturresursförvaltning: var, när och hur behovet av lokal samverkan uppstår – samt om lokalt deltagande bidrar till hållbar utveckling i fjällen?2016Report (Other academic)
  • 237.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
    Keskitalo, Carina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
    How to Influence Forest-Related Issues in the European Union? Preferred Strategies among Swedish Forest Industry2013In: Forests, ISSN 1999-4907, E-ISSN 1999-4907, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 693-709Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although forestry is not a regulated area in the European Union (EU), numerous decisions in other policy areas are related to forestry. However, its position outside of formal policy-making can result in the fact that actors, such as those within the forest industry, may have a larger role when compared to other policy sectors where the state system has an integrated role. This explorative study reviews the ways in which the forest industry in Sweden, one of the EU states with the most forest land, tries to protect and promote its interests on an EU-level. It concludes that a main way to influence  decision-making in the EU is through lobbying, through its own organisations and through the transnational trade association, The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). The study shows that collectively conducted lobbying is largely preferred which means that internal communication is important since lobbying at the EU-level is potentially limited by the diverging positions of trade association members as well as among the different trade associations themselves.

  • 238.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Kvastegård, Emma
    SLU.
    Forest social values in a Swedish rural context: The private forest owners' perspective2016In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 65, p. 17-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The sustainability paradigm of the European Landscape Convention calls for increased involvement of all affected parties in combination with active leadership to promote social values. As a result, the Swedish Forest Agency (SFA) has requested further development of methods for broad consultation and active participation in order to strengthen the social values of forests. This paper aims to identify in particular the private forest owners' perceived need for collaboration and dialog regarding the social values of forests. The study's primary empirical data was derived from interviews with 40 private forest owners. A framework developed by Emerson et al. (2012) was applied to facilitate analysis of the forest owners' perceptions of procedural and institutional arrangements, existing leadership, the current level of knowledge and access to different types of resources. The paper identifies a need for the SFA to become more proactive and assume more of a leading role. The level of knowledge regarding social values was found to be quite low among the majority of the private forest owners. They wanted more information; they asked for increased support and advice, and they wanted to see improved coordination rather than collaboration on social values.

  • 239.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Sandström, Camilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Lindqvist, Sara
    SLU.
    Kvastegård, Emma
    SLU.
    Partnerships implementing ecosystem-based moose management in Sweden2014In: International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, ISSN 2151-3732, E-ISSN 2151-3740, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 228-239Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is undergoing an extensive transformation from single species management towards ecosystem-based management. This study analyses the implementation of the new moose management system, focusing on the newly formed partnerships at ecosystem level (the moose management areas) and their potential to ease conflicts between participants and develop into sustainable collaborations that enable ecosystem-based management. Empirical evidence was obtained from semi-structured interviews with involved actors (hunters, landowners, wildlife managers and forest consultants) in five Swedish counties. Several challenges, based on the participants’ abilities, willingness and understanding needed to implement the new management system, were identified. Lack of funding, unclear roles and responsibilities appear to be the most serious issues. If these are not properly solved, then they have the potential to hamper and aggravate the implementation of the new management system, that is, the ecosystem-based management, as well as the partnership arrangement.

  • 240.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Thellbro, Camilla
    Stjernström, Olof
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
    Svensson, Johan
    Sandström, Camilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Sandström, Per
    Zachrisson, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Between protocol and reality: Swedish municipal comprehensive planning2018In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 35-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Spatial planning using a landscape approach has been recognized as being essential for reconciling ecological, cultural and socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development (SuD). Although embraced as a concept, there is a lack of planning tools capable of incorporating multi-level, multifunctional and multi-sectoral perspectives, especially in a rural context. The departure point in this paper is the legal requirements for municipal comprehensive planning (MCP) in Sweden and an e-mail survey about incentives, stakeholder involvement, policy integration and implementation in MCP in all 15 Swedish mountain municipalities. The purpose of this explorative study is to examine whether MCP could be a tool in planning for SuD. Results indicate a general lack of resources and a low status of MCP that affect, and even limit, stakeholder involvement, policy integration and implementation. However, legal requirements for MCP are targeted at SuD, and municipal personnel responsible for planning appreciate the potential of MCP. Therefore, there is potential to develop the MCP into an effective landscape planning tool. To accomplish this, the status of an active planning process has to be raised, the mandate of the local planning agency has to be secured, and residents and land users have to be involved throughout the planning process.

  • 241.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Widman, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Eriksson, Max
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Svenska skogsägares syn på skogens sociala värden2017Report (Other academic)
  • 242.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Zachrisson, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Eckerberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Lokal samverkan i fjällen: strategier för att minska konflikter inom miljö- och naturresursförvaltning2015Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 243.
    Bjärstig, Therese
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Zachrisson, Anna
    Svensson, Johan
    Thellbro, Camilla
    Grön översiktsplanering i fjäll- och fjällnära landskap: deltagande planering för en innovativ och hållbar översiktsplan för Vilhelmina kommun2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Översiktsplaneringen i fjällkommunerna skulle kunna vara det självklara verktyget i arbetet med att uppnå miljökvalitetsmålet "Storslagen fjällmiljö". Kommunen har som lokal myndighet en central roll i hållbar utveckling och översiktsplaneringen ska, per definition, hantera markanvändningsfrågor i ett landskapsperspektiv. Detta sker dock inte i någon större utsträckning idag och därför finns ett stort behov av att utveckla bättre metoder och processer för att göra det kommunala planeringsverktyget mer nytänkande, kunskapsbaserat och förutseende.

    I Vilhelmina kommun har forskarna tillsammans med myndigheter, lokala aktörer och kommunmedborgare utvecklat metoder för att ta fram en grön översiktsplan. Översiktsplanen baseras på uthållig markanvändning och omfattar faktiska natur- och kulturvärden, såväl som nuvarande och framtida förutsättningar för strategisk planering för hur olika intressen kan samsas i fjällandskapet. I projektet analyseras möjligheter och hinder en process av detta slag möter, metoder för att uppnå ett ökat engagemang och en större lokal medverkan i planprocessen.

    Arbetet med den gröna översiktsplanen har resulterat i ett samrådsdokument som antagits av politikerna i Vilhelmina kommun. Rapporten redovisar en stegvis modell av planeringsprocessen som ska kunna ligga till grund för liknande processer även i andra fjällkommuner och/eller landsbygdskommuner med stora landskaps- och naturtillgångar. Exempel på lärdomar är att tidigt och kontinuerligt förankra det deltagande planeringsarbetet gentemot den lokala politiken och att deltagandeprocesser måste få ta tid.

  • 244.
    Björk, Anton
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    The European Far Right and the World after 9/11.2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 245.
    Björk, Bente
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Lika inom akademin?2000Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 246.
    Björk, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Europe or the world: Choice or change?2000Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 247.
    Björkbom, Camilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Between protection and empowerment: HIV prevention and youth in La Paz, Bolivia2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 248.
    Björkland, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Skydd av civila från ovan: Kosmopolitiska flygvapeninsatser?2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 249.
    Björkland, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Sveriges relation till International Crisis Group: Stat och NGO i internationell konflikthantering2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 250.
    Björklund, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Islam och demokrati: Fallet Egypten och det Muslimska Brödraskapet2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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