World Forests

Forest Policies and Social Change in England

Authors: Nail, Sylvie

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  • Offers comprehensive treatment of woodland policy and its accompanying cultural and social issues
  • Includes a case study from the UK that also has a broader relevance – particularly to Europe, the US and the Commonwealth countries
  • Presents a unique exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of the relationship between woodland policy and society
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Forestry has been witness to some dramatic changes in recent years, with several Western countries now moving away from the traditional model of regarding forests merely as sources of wood. Rather these countries are increasingly recognizing their forests as multi-purpose resources with roles which go far beyond simple economics. In this innovative book, Sylvie Nail uses England as a case study to explore the relationships between forests, society and public perceptions, raising important questions about forest policy and management both now and in the future.

Adopting a sociological approach to forest policy and management, the book discusses the current validity of the two principles underlying forestry since the Middle Ages: first, that forestry should only exist when no better use of the land can be made, and second, that forestry itself should be profitable. The author stresses how values and perceptions shape policies, and conversely how policies can modify perceptions, and also how policies can fail if they do not take perceptions into account. She concludes that many of the issues facing English forestry in the 21st century – from leisure, health and amenity provision, through education and rural as well as urban regeneration, to biodiversity conservation – go well beyond both national borders and the scope of forestry. Indeed forestry in the 21st century seems to be less about planting and managing trees than about being a vector and a mirror of social change.

This novel synthesis provides a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers from all areas of natural resource studies, including those interested in social history, socio-economics, cultural geography and environmental psychology, as well as those studying landscape ecology, environmental history, policy analysis and natural resource management.

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"In this book the Author uses England as a case study to explore the relationships between forests, society and public perceptions … . Each of the chapters is well-referenced and provides the readers with ample background materials to explore in more depth any of the methods or studies discussed. … The intended audiences are the scientific and resource management communities, comprised of forest researchers, conservation biologists, and forest management professionals." (Francesco Ferrini, Advances in Horticultural Science, Vol. 23 (1), 2009)

“This is the fourth volume in the Springer World Forests series, aimed at ‘advanced students’ and professionals interested in ‘interrelations between forests, society and the environment’. This reviewer is in both categories, the target … well hit. The author also suggests that England is a leader in urban and social forestry and that a wider international readership may find it useful. … this may be a good moment to read a book on the social background. Overall, this is comprehensive, substantial and balanced … .” (Alec Dauncey, International Forestry Review, September, 2010)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Policies and Social Change in England
Authors
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8365-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8365-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8364-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7856-8
Series ISSN
0785-8388
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 329
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