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Institutional Misfits: Law and Habits in Finnish Wolf Policy

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dc.contributor.author Hiedanpää, Juha
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T14:38:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T14:38:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8810
dc.description.abstract "Finland has struggled with formulating and implementing policies regarding the national grey wolf (Canis lupus) population. It seems that after major institutional adjustments undertaken to improve wolf protection, the wolf population has, in fact, decreased. This calls for an explanation. My approach to the question of institutional fit builds upon classical institutional economics and pragmatism. I will apply Charles S. Peirce’s conception of habits and his theory of categories and the idea of normative sciences. The case study from southwestern Finland shows that if the institutional designers would address the habits of feeling, mind, and action, including their own, that frame and constitute the problematic situation and potential solutions, the critical conditions of institutional fit would be more tangible and easier to identify and handle. As long as policy adjustments are reactive and compulsive and not built upon a reasonable engagement of whole epistemic community in habit-breaking and habit-taking, policies will most likely fail." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject wolves en_US
dc.subject habitats en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.title Institutional Misfits: Law and Habits in Finnish Wolf Policy en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Finland en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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