Ecological Studies

Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe

Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems

Editors: Forbes, B.C., Bölter, M., Müller-Wille, L., Hukkinen, J., Müller, F., Gunslay, N., Konstantinov, Y. (Eds.)

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The findings presented in this volume represent a concerted effort to develop a more inclusive form of reindeer management for northernmost Europe. Our guiding principle has been to foster a new paradigm of participatory research. We wish to move beyond the historical reliance on western approaches to basic and applied science. These have been concerned prim- ily with interactions between herded animals and the various components of their biophysical environment, e. g. , plants, insects, predators, climate, and others. In our view,sociocultural and economic drivers,along with herders’ experience-based knowledge,gain equal currency in the effort to understand how management may mitigate against the negative aspects of the challenges modern herding faces, while also exploring concepts of sustainability from different perspectives (see also Jernsletten and Klokov 2002; Kankaanpää et al. 2002; Ulvevadet and Klokov 2004). This broadening of the pool of disciplines and local,national,and int- national stakeholders in policy-relevant research invariably complicates v- tually all aspects of the research process. Multidisciplinary or, in our sense, transdisciplinary approaches also require extraordinary effort from all p- ticipants if they are to succeed. As such, those approaches should not be undertaken lightly, nor without personnel who possess appropriate expe- ence in cooperating with those of different disciplines and, preferably, also with relevant practitioners and public social and administrative institutions. In such settings the potential for misunderstandings is quite high.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • The Challenges of Modernity for Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe

    B. C. Forbes

    Pages 11-25

  • Dynamics in Human-Reindeer Relations: Reflections on Prehistoric, Historic and Contemporary Practices in Northernmost Europe

    L. Müller-Wille, D. Heinrich, V.-P. Lehtola, P. Aikio, Y. Konstantinov, V. Vladimirova

    Pages 27-45

  • The Comparison of Indigenous and Scientific Perceptions of Reindeer Management

    L. Heikkilä

    Pages 73-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe
Book Subtitle
Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems
Editors
  • Bruce C. Forbes
  • Manfred Bölter
  • Ludger Müller-Wille
  • Janne Hukkinen
  • Felix Müller
  • Nicolas Gunslay
  • Yulian Konstantinov
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
184
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31392-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-31392-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-26087-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06548-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 400
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