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Management of Multiple-use Commons: Focusing on Land Use for Forestry and Reindeer Husbandry in Northern Sweden

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dc.contributor.author Widmark, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-11T19:46:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-11T19:46:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5370
dc.description.abstract "This thesis addresses an example of multiple-use commons problems: the case of land use for forestry and reindeer husbandry. Forestry use land for industrial purposes while reindeer husbandry (practiced by the indigenous people, the Sami) use the same land for reindeer grazing. The land use rights are shared between the two sectors: forestry owns the forest resource while reindeer husbandry has usufructuary rights. Among other things, the parallel land use and property rights situation are the reasons why land use is problematic. An institutional arrangement, consultations, was installed to ease the conflicts over land use. However, consultations have shortcomings since conflicts over land use still occur. The institutional and development (IAD) framework is used to analyze consultations. To analyze the nature of the problem, the individuals and the institutions involved is studied by using the ladder of participation, design principles, social planner’s model, and transaction cost theory. The intent is to, by using interdisciplinary theories and methods, discuss the economic aspects of natural resource management in general, and the forestry-reindeer husbandry land use problems in particular. The results show that the current institutional arrangement does not lead to a stable outcome. One reason for this instability is the uneven power relation within consultations. Additionally, there is unevenness between the sectors in economic terms. To overcome the shortcomings of the institutional arrangement, the thesis identifies possible improvements to the consultation process, applicable within the present legal framework. The thesis provides valuable contributions to the knowledge of the forestry reindeer husbandry land use management, and to the theoretical understanding of multiple-use commons." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject design principles en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis--IAD framework en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject reindeer en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject Sámi (European people) en_US
dc.subject transaction costs en_US
dc.title Management of Multiple-use Commons: Focusing on Land Use for Forestry and Reindeer Husbandry in Northern Sweden en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Sweden en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US

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