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The Swedish forestry model: More of everything?
Unit of Political Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
Dept. of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Dept. of Political Science, Umeå, Umeå University, Sweden.
Dept. of Political Science, Umeå, Umeå University, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 77, 44-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“The Swedish forestry model” refers to the forest regime that evolved following the 1993 revision of the Swedish Forestry Act. It is key to Swedish forest politics and used to capture the essence of a sustainable way of managing forests. However, the ideas, institutions and practices comprising the model have not been comprehensively analyzed previously. Addressing this knowledge gap,we use frame analysis and a Pathways approach to investigate the underlying governance model, focusing on the way policy problems are addressed, goals, implementation procedures, outcomes and the resulting pathways to sustainability.Wesuggest that the institutionally embedded response to pressing sustainability challenges and increasing demands is expansion, inclusion and integration: more of everything. The more-of-everything pathway is influenced by ideas of ecological modernization and the optimistic view that existing resources can be increased. Our findings suggest that in effect it prioritizes the economic dimension of sustainability. While broadening out policy formulation it closes down the range of alternative outputs, a shortcoming that hampers its capacity to respond to current sustainability challenges. Consequently, there is a need for a broad public debate regarding not only the role of forests in future society, but also the operationalization of sustainable development.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 77, 44-55 p.
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Forest policy analysis, forest governance, frame analysis, tradeoffs, pathways tp sustainability, Sweden
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Political Science
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56194DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.012ISI: 000397552600006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84949033190OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56194DiVA: diva2:1079230
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
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Funding Agencies:

Swedish Forestry Industry  

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)  

limed University  

Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk) 

Available from: 2017-03-07 Created: 2017-03-07 Last updated: 2017-04-28Bibliographically approved

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