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Investigating social acceptability for public forest management policies as a function of social factors

Jones, Nikoleta; Gleridou, Chrysi; Dimitrakopoulos, Panayiotis G. and Evangelinos, Konstantinos I. (2012). Investigating social acceptability for public forest management policies as a function of social factors. Forest Policy and Economics, 14(1) pp. 148–155.

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Abstract

Several policy instruments have been proposed in order to minimize the negative impacts of local communities' activities on forests. The present paper presents an empirical survey conducted in a Greek forest area on the island of Lesvos, focusing on citizens' perceptions of alternative management scenarios along with the role of social factors on these perceptions. Our results demonstrate that citizens are supportive of policies which are not solely state-based. Furthermore, higher levels of local social capital are positively correlated with citizens' perceptions in favor of proposed co-management policies.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 1389-9341
Keywords: social capital; co-management; state management; trust; social networks
Academic Unit/School: ?? fass-pped ??
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 38423
Depositing User: Nikoleta Jones
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 09:46
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 05:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38423
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