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Sandström, Annica, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1685-5527
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Dahlberg, M. & Sandström, A. (2024). Social networks that shape conservation outcomes. Environmental Science and Policy, 151, Article ID 103616.
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2024 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 151, article id 103616Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the role of park rangers’ social networks in two national parks in Sub-Saharan Africa and suggests that the way that actors connect shape conservation outcomes. We do this against the backdrop of how conservation worldwide has moved away from state-centric top-down approaches towards management structures that includes a wide range of stakeholders spanning multiple administrative levels and sectors. This trend entails challenges as well as opportunities for conservation management. The theoretical framework of the study is given by social capital theory and the notion that the structure of social networks – more specifically the three network features of bonding, bridging, and linking – relate to the presence of institutional trust and rule compliance. The findings indicate that the structure of social networks, in particular the different forms of social capital in those networks, matters for the way they function. The result indicates that bridging and linking ties positively relate to institutional trust and rule compliance. These social networks form a basis for building institutional trust in areas where trust towards government tends to be low. Managers should think about these structures when they implement conservation policy. We recommend to 1) foster structures where park rangers connect to a wide range of actors and thus resources, information, and knowledge 2) include park rangers in the decision making for a more efficient and sustainable management, and 3) build bridges that reach the local communities to facilitate institutional trust and encourage voluntary compliance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
Conservation areas, Park rangers, Trust, Rule-compliance, Limpopo National Park, Gonarezhou National Park
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-101994 (URN)10.1016/j.envsci.2023.103616 (DOI)
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-11-01 (joosat);

CC BY 4.0 License

Available from: 2023-11-01 Created: 2023-11-01 Last updated: 2023-11-01Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J. (2023). Adaptiva, effektiva och legitima förvaltningssystem?: En syntes av aktuell forskning om viltförvaltningen i Fennoskandia . Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adaptiva, effektiva och legitima förvaltningssystem?: En syntes av aktuell forskning om viltförvaltningen i Fennoskandia
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket, 2023
Series
Naturvårdsverket ; 7118
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103338 (URN)0282-7298 (ISRN)978-91-620-7118-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-18 Created: 2023-12-18 Last updated: 2023-12-18
Nilsson, J. (2023). Databas: Adaptiva, effektiva och legitima förvaltningsystem? En inventering av aktuell kunskap om viltförvaltningen i Norden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Databas: Adaptiva, effektiva och legitima förvaltningsystem? En inventering av aktuell kunskap om viltförvaltningen i Norden
2023 (English)Data set
Abstract [en]

Database for the wildlife research project 'Adaptiva, effektiva och legitima förvaltningsystem?En inventering av aktuell kunskap om viltförvaltningen i Norden', funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).

National Category
Fish and Wildlife Management
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-95445 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 493 170
Available from: 2023-01-31 Created: 2023-01-31 Last updated: 2023-12-06Bibliographically approved
Morf, A., Sandström, A. & Söderström, S. (2023). Exploring enablers and obstacles to policy-oriented learning in Swedish marine national park planning. Environmental Policy and Governance, 33(1), 17-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring enablers and obstacles to policy-oriented learning in Swedish marine national park planning
2023 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 17-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deepens our understanding of the preconditions for policy-oriented learning in conflictive marine conservation, provides an analytical framework for further studies and formulates recommendations for practitioners on what to consider when establishing protected areas. Our seas are under increasing pressure but lag behind in protection. Climate change, intensifying use and biodiversity loss challenge current practises and imply trade-offs between conservation and use. While nature conservation ranks high internationally, national protection attempts often result in controversies, with actors aligning in opposing advocacy coalitions—for and against the proposals. Policy-oriented learning is one way to overcome controversies. It involves processes whereby actors gain new knowledge and experiences, leading to changed beliefs about the problems and possible solutions. We aimed to explore and explain policy-oriented learning through a comparative longitudinal case study of two Swedish national park planning processes with different outcomes: Koster Sea national park, established 2009, and Sankt Anna archipelago remaining without park. Which characteristics related to context, actors and processes influence policy-oriented learning in conflictive marine conservation processes? The results suggest that a set of complementary factors explain the different outcomes. First, learning is facilitated by contexts where actors from both coalitions depend on the resource and its protection and have experience of collaboration, and where conservation planning is well integrated with other governance processes. Second, engaged key actors with moderate views facilitating interactions and able to identify common interests and deescalate conflicts are important — supported, third, by various forums allowing exchange of knowledge and learning across coalitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
advocacy coalitions, conflict resolution, marine conservation, national park planning, policy-oriented learning
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-90089 (URN)10.1002/eet.1992 (DOI)000796861400001 ()2-s2.0-85130239751 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2015-00996
Note

Validerad;2023;Nivå 2;2023-04-19 (hanlid)

Available from: 2022-04-05 Created: 2022-04-05 Last updated: 2023-04-19Bibliographically approved
Morf, A. & Sandström, A. (2022). Koalitioner och lärande i bildandet av marina nationalparker. Havsmiljöinstitutet (HMI)
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2022 (Swedish)Other, Policy document (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Havsmiljöinstitutet (HMI), 2022. p. 6
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-90511 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2015-12987-30034-24
Available from: 2022-05-04 Created: 2022-05-04 Last updated: 2022-06-16Bibliographically approved
Sandström, A., Morf, A. & Fjellborg, D. (2021). Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements. Policy Studies Journal, 49(4), 1040-1064
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements
2021 (English)In: Policy Studies Journal, ISSN 0190-292X, E-ISSN 1541-0072, Vol. 49, no 4, p. 1040-1064Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores policy change in Swedish coastal and marine conservation, identifying advocacy coalition factors—focusing internal and external events, policy learning, and negotiated agreements—that explain divergent outcomes in disputed national park planning processes. A longitudinal study, covering three decades of three planning processes, indicates that all factors matter. External and internal events, combined with policy learning or negotiated agreements, constituted the main change pathways. We noted that events' influence on learning and agreements was facilitated by policy brokers and mediated through new venues and altered actor strategies. The findings indicated that competing coalitions' policy beliefs influenced the specific routes taken and underlined the centrality of governmental actors to different outcomes. The study illustrates how political conflicts occur and are addressed in environmental governance, generates insights critical to implementing international and national conservation policy, and builds theoretical knowledge of pathways to policy change in disputed policy processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-80385 (URN)10.1111/psj.12411 (DOI)000558084300001 ()2-s2.0-85089288433 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

Validerad;2021;Nivå 2;2021-11-09 (beamah)

Available from: 2020-08-12 Created: 2020-08-12 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
Morf, A., Sandström, A., Sara, S. & Fjellborg, D. (2021). Krokiga vägar mot marina nationalparker. Havsutsikt (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Krokiga vägar mot marina nationalparker
2021 (Swedish)In: Havsutsikt, no 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Havsmiljöinstitutet, 2021
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-89376 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

Godkänd;2022;Nivå 0;2022-05-31 (hanlid)

Available from: 2022-02-22 Created: 2022-02-22 Last updated: 2022-05-31Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C., Sandström, A., Lundmark, C. & Nilsson, J. (2021). The link between collaborative governance design and markers of legitimacy: Comparing Swedish water- and large carnivore management. Environmental Policy and Governance, 31(6), 563-579
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The link between collaborative governance design and markers of legitimacy: Comparing Swedish water- and large carnivore management
2021 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 31, no 6, p. 563-579Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses how the design of collaborative regimes influences markers of legitimacy in Swedish water- and large carnivore governance. Based on institutional analysis and statistical analysis of survey data, the study examines two systems with different types of collaborative designs and compares them in relation to markers of legitimacy, in terms of perceived process quality, policy agreement and policy acceptance among the involved decision-making actors and concerned organizations. The findings show how the design of collaboration influences some, but not all, explored markers of legitimacy. First, the categories of actors involved; whom they are accountable to; and the authority given to the collaborative forums, effect perceptions of influence, the possibility of reaching joint agreements and the degree of policy agreement among involved decision-makers. Second, the findings indicate that the degree of policy agreement among concerned organizations is unaffected by differences in institutional design. Third, the degree of policy acceptance among involved decision-making actors and concerned organizations was unaffected by institutional design and notably high in both systems. The results both verify and develop previous research findings and the message to policymakers is to carefully consider the design when introducing new collaborative forums, including whom to invite, in what role, and with what mandate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Keywords
collaborative governance regimes, deliberation, environmental governance, policy acceptance, policy agreement
National Category
Political Science Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-86474 (URN)10.1002/eet.1958 (DOI)000675182200001 ()2-s2.0-85110950695 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 254-2014-586
Note

Validerad;2022;Nivå 2;2022-02-28 (joosat)

Available from: 2021-07-27 Created: 2021-07-27 Last updated: 2022-03-04Bibliographically approved
Sandström, A., Söderberg, C. & Nilsson, J. (2020). Adaptive capacity in different multi-level governance models: a comparative analysis of Swedish water and large carnivore management. Journal of Environmental Management, 270, Article ID 110890.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adaptive capacity in different multi-level governance models: a comparative analysis of Swedish water and large carnivore management
2020 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 270, article id 110890Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

How do different multi-level governance models influence the adaptive capacity of environmental management? This paper examines the connection between different types of governance models, distinguished by diverse institutional features, and elements of adaptive capacity. The task is undertaken through a comparative study of two differently organized management systems within the same national context: Swedish water and large carnivore management. The systems’ governance models are defined through an institutional analysis of polycentric features, logics of design and knowledge arrangements. Assessments of adaptive capacity are based on survey data describing the involved actors' perceptions of the knowledge base, use of an experimental approach and the presence of learning. The empirical results suggest that institutional features influence some, but not all, elements of adaptive capacity. The results lend support to the idea that polycentric governance models, based on an ecological rationale, sustain participation in knowledge mobilization, support the use of an experimental approach and promote learning to a larger extent than more centralized and hierarchical governance models do; while there is no connection between governance model and the perceived reliability of knowledge base. The study contributes to environmental governance research, policy and practice by evaluating the adaptive capacity of current water and wildlife management systems in Sweden and by increasing our knowledge about how different governance models influence the adaptive capacity in environmental management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Adaptive management, Adaptive capacity, Institutional design, Multi-level governance, Water management, Wildlife management
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-79980 (URN)10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110890 (DOI)000554920300073 ()32721328 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85086725222 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-06-30 (alebob)

Available from: 2020-06-24 Created: 2020-06-24 Last updated: 2020-09-01Bibliographically approved
Sandström, A., Söderberg, C., Lundmark, C., Nilsson, J. & Fjellborg, D. (2020). Assessing and explaining policy coherence: A comparative study of water governance and large carnivore governance in Sweden. Environmental Policy and Governance, 30(1), 3-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing and explaining policy coherence: A comparative study of water governance and large carnivore governance in Sweden
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2020 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 3-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the relationship between different types of multi-level governance systems and policy coherence (i.e., uniformity of goals and rules) through a study of the governance systems for water and large carnivores in Sweden. The study objects represent multi-level governance systems for contested natural resources in the same national context, though in different policy areas and with substantial differences in institutional arrangements. We define the characteristics of each governance system through an institutional analysis of official records and compare their perceived ability to promote coherence through a statistical analysis of survey data. Our empirical results both support and problematize common ideas about how different institutional features relate to policy coherence in multi-level governance. The results clearly indicate that multi-level governance systems are challenged by conflicting goals and rules, both within and across governance systems, and that the capacity to address these difficulties is generally perceived as wanting in both types of systems. The results tentatively suggest that clashes with other governance systems are more prominent in polycentric and ecologically based systems, while internal goal and rule conflicts are more prevalent in centralized and more traditionally organized systems.

The findings contribute to our understanding of the quandaries associated with the design of new governance systems. The study also contributes important insights into what features to focus on in attempts to mitigate the downsides of different institutional arrangements in multi-level governance systems.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
Environmental governance, large carnivore management, multi-level governance, policy coherence, water management
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76522 (URN)10.1002/eet.1871 (DOI)000498261000001 ()2-s2.0-85075521150 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

Validerad;2020;Nivå 2;2020-02-21 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-10-26 Created: 2019-10-26 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
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