World Forests

Forest and Nature Governance

A Practice Based Approach

Editors: Arts, B., Behagel, J., van Bommel, S., de Koning, J., Turnhout, E. (Eds.)

  • An innovative and new approach to forest and nature governance, as it is the first time a forest and nature governance book builds upon ‘practice theory’
  • Unique set of in-depth case studies on forest and nature governance around the globe (North to South) and at different spatial levels (local to global) A must read for both practitioners and academics that combines ‘real’ stories with theoretical discussions
  • A contribution to life sciences in general through a very specific field of inquiry: forest and nature governance
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About this book

Today, problems such as deforestation, biodiversity loss and illegal logging have provoked various policy responses that are often referred to as forest and nature governance. In its broadest interpretation, governance is about the many ways in which public and private actors from the state, market and/or civil society govern public issues at multiple scales. This book takes a fresh perspective on the study of forest and nature governance. Departing from ‘practice theory’, and building upon scholars like Giddens, Bourdieu, Reckwitz, Schatzki and Callon, it seeks to move beyond established understandings of institutions, actors, and knowledge. In so doing, it not only presents an innovative conceptual and methodological framework for a practice based approach, but also rich case studies and ethnographies. Finally, this book is about how actors involved in governance talk about and work with trees, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, and so on, while acting upon forest policies, environmental discourses, codes of conduct, or scientific insights.

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From the reviews:

“The goal of this book is to convince academic researchers that governance is best studied through practice-based research. … The individual chapters, which cover a wide range of topics, could be read separately by individuals more interested in the particular case studies than in the theory behind the practice-based approach. … The strongest case presented for this approach might be the blend of theory and description in each chapter. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (B. D. Orr, Choice, Vol. 50 (10), June, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Prelude to Practice: Introducing a Practice Based Approach to Forest and Nature Governance

    Arts, Bas (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • From Practical Science to a Practice Based Approach: A Short History of Forest Policy Studies

    Wiersum, K. Freerk (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • Bricolage Practices in Local Forestry

    Koning, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • What Institutions Do: Grasping Participatory Practices in the Water Framework Directive

    Behagel, Jelle (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

  • Invited Spaces and Informal Practices in Participatory Community Forest Management in India

    Nandigama, Sailaja

    Pages 89-107

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9333-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest and Nature Governance
Book Subtitle
A Practice Based Approach
Editors
  • Bas Arts
  • Jelle Behagel
  • Séverine van Bommel
  • Jessica de Koning
  • Esther Turnhout
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5113-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5113-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5112-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9333-0
Series ISSN
1566-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 266
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