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Record number 434044
Title Forest and nature governance: A practice based approach
Author(s) Arts, B.J.M.; Behagel, J.H.; Bommel, S. van; Koning, J. de; Turnhout, E.
Source Dordrecht : Springer (World Forests 14) - ISBN 9789400751125 - 265
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5113-2
Department(s) Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Strategic Communication
WASS
Publication type Book or proceedings aimed at a professional audience (editor)
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) politicologie - levenswetenschappen - bosbouw - biodiversiteit - natuurbescherming - natuurbeleid - sociale wetenschappen - governance - political science - life sciences - forestry - biodiversity - nature conservation - nature conservation policy - social sciences
Categories Forest Policy / Nature Management (General)
Abstract In studies of forest and nature governance the dominant approaches are rational choice and neo-institutionalism. This book takes another perspective. Departing from ‘practice theory’, and building upon scholars like Giddens, Bourdieu, Reckwitz, Schatzki and Callon, it seeks to move beyond established understandings of institutions, actors, and knowledge. In so doing, the book not only presents an innovative conceptual and methodological framework for a practice based approach, but also rich case studies and ethnographies. Examples are participatory forest management in the tropics, REDD policy at global level, European water policy, forest certification and the construction of global biodiversity databases. Taking social practices as the key unit of analysis, this book describes how different practitioners, ranging from local forest managers on the ground to policy makers at the global level, work with trees, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, and so on, and act upon forest policies, environmental discourses, codes of conduct, or scientific insights. It is also about how communities, NGOs, stakeholders, and citizens get involved in forest and nature governance.
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