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Applying Q Methodology to Understand Private Woodland Owners' Perspectives on Public Good Provision in English Woodlands

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dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Julie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:35:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:35:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1238
dc.description.abstract "The role and nature of woodland and forest ownership is changing significantly in England. Environmental conservation and enhancement, the provision of recreation and amenity and the use of biofuels to mitigate climate change are being increasingly emphasized in new policy agendas. In light of the growing emphasis on multi-functional forestry, it is important to understand how woodland owners themselves perceive their role in delivering these social and environmental benefits. Recent research suggests that the availability of grants related to the provision of public access is unlikely to attract much interest from woodland owners, but incentives for longer-term management might be more in line with owners' goals. This paper describes a study that has applied Q Methodology to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of of private woodland owners in three case study areas in England: Cornwall, the Lake District and the High Weald AONB, regarding their willingness or ability to deliver public goods. The Q analysis identified four distinct perspectives of woodland ownership and management, which can be described as: the Hobby Conservationist; the Self-Interested Owner; the Custodian and the Multifunctional Owner. The implications of the findings for forest policy and state incentive schemes are discussed." en_US
dc.subject methodology en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject public--private en_US
dc.subject woodlands en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Applying Q Methodology to Understand Private Woodland Owners' Perspectives on Public Good Provision in English Woodlands en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country England en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham England en_US


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