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Citizen initiatives in the post-welfare state
Silva, Diogo Soares da; Horlings, Lummina G. ; Figueiredo, Elisabete - \ 2018
Social Sciences 7 (2018)12. - ISSN 2076-0760
Citizen initiatives - Citizen-led initiatives - Co-production - Sustainable place-shaping

Recently we have seen the emergence of citizen-led community initiatives and civic enterprises, taking over governmental tasks in providing public services in various sectors, such as energy, care, landscape maintenance, and culture. This phenomenon can be explained by a renewed interest in community, place, and 'local identity'; the erosion of the welfare state; the privatization of public services; a re-emergence of the social economy; and tensions between 'bottom-up' initiatives and the changing role of the state. The co-production of governments and initiatives can potentially result in a shift from government-led to community-led planning. This, however, raises questions about their innovative potential, the democratic consequences, and the potential roles of governments in enabling these societal dynamics. This article discusses these issues theoretically, illustrated with empirical examples from Portugal, the Netherlands, and Wales, in a context of uncertainty regarding the future of the traditional European welfare state.

Marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services: Knowledge gaps and research priorities
Rodrigues Garcia, João ; Conides, Alexis J. ; Rodriguez Rivero, Susana ; Raicevich, Saša ; Pita, Pablo ; Kleisner, Kristin M. ; Pita, Cristina ; Lopes, Priscila F.M. ; Roldán Alonso, Virginia ; Ramos, Sandra S. ; Klaoudatos, Dimitris ; Outeiro, Luís ; Armstrong, Claire ; Teneva, Lida ; Stefanski, Stephanie ; Böhnke-Henrichs, Anne ; Kruse, Marion ; Lillebø, Ana I. ; Bennett, Elena M. ; Belgrano, Andrea ; Murillas, Arantza ; Pinto Sousa, Isabel ; Burkhard, Benjamin ; Villasante, Sebastián - \ 2017
Wadden Sea Ecosystem 2 (2017). - ISSN 0946-896X
Co-production - Drivers of change - Global assessment - Human wellbeing - Integrated valuation - Non-material benefits - Social-ecological systems - Synergies - Systematic review - Trade-offs - Value pluralism

Cultural ecosystem services (CES) reflect peoples’ physical and cognitive interactions with nature and are increasingly recognised for providing non-material benefits to human societies. Whereas coasts, seas, and oceans sustain a great proportion of the human population, CES provided by these ecosystems have remained largely unexplored. Therefore, our aims were (1) to analyse the state of research on marine and coastal CES, (2) to identify knowledge gaps, and (3) to pinpoint research priorities and the way forward. To accomplish these objectives, we did a systematic review of the scientific literature and synthesised a subset of 72 peer-reviewed publications. Results show that research on marine and coastal CES is scarce compared to other ecosystem service categories. It is primarily focused on local and regional sociocultural or economic assessments of coastal ecosystems from Western Europe and North America. Such research bias narrows the understanding of social-ecological interactions to a western cultural setting, undermining the role of other worldviews in the understanding of a wide range of interactions between cultural practices and ecosystems worldwide. Additionally, we have identified clusters of cooccurring drivers of change affecting marine and coastal habitats and their CES. Our systematic review highlights knowledge gaps in: (1) the lack of integrated valuation assessments; (2) linking the contribution of CES benefits to human wellbeing; (3) assessing more subjective and intangible CES classes; (4) identifying the role of openocean and deep-sea areas in providing CES; and (5) understanding the role of non-natural capital in the co-production of marine and coastal CES. Research priorities should be aimed at filling these knowledge gaps. Overcoming such challenges can result in increased appreciation of marine and coastal CES, and more balanced decision-supporting mechanisms that will ultimately contribute to more sustainable interactions between humans and marine ecosystems.

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