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Sandström, Annica, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1685-5527
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Sandström, A., Söderberg, C., Lundmark, C., Nilsson, J. & Fjellborg, D. (2019). Assessing and explaining policy coherence: A comparative study of water governance and large carnivore governance in Sweden. Environmental Policy and Governance
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2019 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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, 2019
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)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2019-10-26 Created: 2019-10-26 Last updated: 2019-12-02
Lundmark, C., Sandström, A., Andersson, K. & Laikre, L. (2019). Monitoring the effects of knowledge communication on conservation managers' perception of genetic biodiversity: a case study from the Baltic Sea. Marine policy, 99, 223-229
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Monitoring the effects of knowledge communication on conservation managers' perception of genetic biodiversity: a case study from the Baltic Sea
2019 (English)In: Marine policy, ISSN 0308-597X, Vol. 99, p. 223-229Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the attention given to genetic biodiversity in international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Strategic Plan and the Aichi Targets, previous research points at a “conservation genetics gap,” indicating that scientific insights into genetic biodiversity are poorly integrated into practical management. Both researchers and managers call for platforms for knowledge exchange between science and practice. However, few scientific studies on the potential effects of such knowledge transfer have been conducted. The present study is a follow-up to Lundmark et al. (2017), which identified significant effects of two forms of knowledge communication on conservation managers’ concerns and beliefs in regard to Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity. This study departs from Lundmark et al. (2017) and explores (a) whether the identified alterations in knowledge and beliefs persist over time, and (b) whether potential stability differs between different types of policy beliefs as well as between two types of knowledge communication (lecture and group deliberation). The results of this follow-up study show that the positive impacts on managers’ self-assessed knowledge remained, while the effects on policy beliefs largely had vanished a few months after the knowledge communication. Thus, changes in beliefs seem perishable, suggesting that continuity is more important than the form of educational efforts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Adaptive management, Marine management, Protected areas, Knowledge communication, Deliberation, Conservation genetics
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71167 (URN)10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.023 (DOI)000454467200028 ()2-s2.0-85056200670 (Scopus ID)
Projects
BAMBI
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-11-20 (inah)

Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, P., Hellsmark, H., Frishammar, J., Hansson, J., Mossberg, J. & Sandström, A. (2019). Technological development for sustainability: The role of network management in the innovation policy mix. Technological forecasting & social change, 138, 309-323
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2019 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 138, p. 309-323Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the key role of actor networks in progressing new sustainable technologies, there is a shortage of conceptual knowledge on how policy can help strengthen collaborative practices in such networks. The objective of this paper is to analyze the roles of such policies – so-called network management – throughout the entire technological development processes. The analysis draws on the public management and sustainability transitions literatures, and discusses how various network characteristics could affect the development of sustainable technologies, including how different categories of network management strategies could be deployed to influence actor collaborations. The paper's main contribution is an analytical framework that addresses the changing roles of network management at the interface between various phases of the technological development process, illustrated with the empirical case of advanced biorefinery technology development in Sweden. Furthermore, the analysis also addresses some challenges that policy makers are likely to encounter when pursuing network management strategies, and identifies a number of negative consequences of ignoring such instruments in the innovation policy mix. The latter include inefficient actor role-taking, the emergence of small, ineffective and competing actor networks in similar technological fields, and a shortage of interpretative knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Sustainable technological development, Innovation policy mixes, Actor networks, Network management, Biorefinery technology
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Economics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Political Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71671 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2018.10.010 (DOI)000454465700025 ()2-s2.0-85056403634 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-12-03 (johcin)

Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Sandström, A., Lundmark, C., Andersson, K., Johannesson, K. & Laikre, L. (2019). Understanding and bridging the conservation-genetics gap in marine management. Conservation Biology, 33(3), 725-728
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding and bridging the conservation-genetics gap in marine management
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2019 (English)In: Conservation Biology, ISSN 0888-8892, E-ISSN 1523-1739, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 725-728Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-71758 (URN)10.1111/cobi.13272 (DOI)000467327300024 ()30578637 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85059681921 (Scopus ID)
Projects
BAMBI
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Reusch, T. B. H., Sandström, A. & Zandersen, M. (2018). The Baltic Sea as a time machine for the future coastal ocean. Science Advances, 4(5), Article ID eaar8195.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Baltic Sea as a time machine for the future coastal ocean
2018 (English)In: Science Advances, ISSN 0036-8156, E-ISSN 2375-2548, Vol. 4, no 5, article id eaar8195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coastal global oceans are expected to undergo drastic changes driven by climate change and increasing anthropogenic pressures in coming decades. Predicting specific future conditions and assessing the best management strategies to maintain ecosystem integrity and sustainable resource use are difficult, because of multiple interacting pressures, uncertain projections, and a lack of test cases for management. We argue that the Baltic Sea can serve as a time machine to study consequences and mitigation of future coastal perturbations, due to its unique combination of an early history of multistressor disturbance and ecosystem deterioration and early implementation of cross-border environmental management to address these problems. The Baltic Sea also stands out in providing a strong scientific foundation and accessibility to long-term data series that provide a unique opportunity to assess the efficacy of management actions to address the breakdown of ecosystem functions. Trend reversals such as the return of top predators, recovering fish stocks, and reduced input of nutrient and harmful substances could be achieved only by implementing an international, cooperative governance structure transcending its complex multistate policy setting, with integrated management of watershed and sea. The Baltic Sea also demonstrates how rapidly progressing global pressures, particularly warming of Baltic waters and the surrounding catchment area, can offset the efficacy of current management approaches. This situation calls for management that is (i) conservative to provide a buffer against regionally unmanageable global perturbations, (ii) adaptive to react to new management challenges, and, ultimately, (iii) multisectorial and integrative to address conflicts associated with economic trade-offs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018
National Category
Natural Sciences Social Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68711 (URN)10.1126/sciadv.aar8195 (DOI)000432440600044 ()29750199 (PubMedID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-14(andbra)

Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-10-17Bibliographically approved
Morf, A., Sandström, A. & Jagers, S. (2017). Balancing sustainability in two pioneering marine national parks in Scandinavia. Ocean and Coastal Management, 139, 51-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Balancing sustainability in two pioneering marine national parks in Scandinavia
2017 (English)In: Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN 0964-5691, E-ISSN 1873-524X, Vol. 139, p. 51-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even though marine protected areas (MPAs) have become central instruments in the endeavour towards sustainable development, our knowledge on how different institutional designs influence outcomes is limited. Using a comparative case study design, this paper explores the interplay between institutional arrangements and management outcomes in two adjacent yet institutionally slightly differing MPAs, encompassing a shared marine trench and a partially inhabited archipelago landscape – namely the Koster Sea National Park in Sweden and the Outer Hvaler National Park in Norway. How can differences in the institutional designs governing the two parks, be linked to differences in sustainability outcomes? What lessons can be learnt for the design of MPAs? The study shows that institutional design influences management outcomes in some respects but not in others. Differences in overall management systems had no noticeable effects on sustainability outcomes and how they were perceived, while the differing objectives of the parks and how they are made operational seem to have affected the outcomes. But they have also influenced actors' expectations and their assessment of outcomes. According to this study, conservation arrangements can be broadened beyond mere nature protection. However, the study also underlines the challenges of locally adapted and participatory institutional designs and emphasises the importance of taking users’ varying expectations related to social and economic values into account throughout the whole process. The establishment of national parks is no guarantee for broader sustainable development per se; this also requires resources and proper embedding and integration with relevant sectors and tiers in the overall management system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61316 (URN)10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.01.002 (DOI)000397553700006 ()2-s2.0-85011966036 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-02-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-01-06 Created: 2017-01-06 Last updated: 2018-12-14Bibliographically approved
Ek, K., Goytia, S., Lundmark, C., Nysten-Haarala, S., Pettersson, M., Sandström, A., . . . Stage, J. (2017). Challenges in Swedish hydropower: politics, economics and rights. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3, Article ID e21305.
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2017 (English)In: Research Ideas and Outcomes, E-ISSN 2367-7163, Vol. 3, article id e21305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two systems working in parallel have contributed to implementation difficulties in Swedish water governance. While the old system is designed to be predictable and stable over time, the new system is intended to be transparent and holistic, guided by the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management. The paper disentangles the challenges in Swedish water governance and proposes a blueprint for future research. The proposed research project is unique in the sense that it explores the imbalances between the new and the old water governance systems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, elaborating upon the clashes between the traditional, nationally based regulatory system and the new holistic water governance system from legal, political and economic perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pensoft Publishers, 2017
National Category
Economics Law and Society Political Science Law (excluding Law and Society) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Economics; Law; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66029 (URN)10.3897/rio.3.e21305 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-10 Created: 2017-10-10 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Bodin, Ö., Sandström, A. & Crona, B. (2017). Collaborative Networks for Effective Ecosystem-Based Management: A Set of Working Hypotheses (ed.). Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), 289-314
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collaborative Networks for Effective Ecosystem-Based Management: A Set of Working Hypotheses
2017 (English)In: Policy Studies Journal, ISSN 0190-292X, E-ISSN 1541-0072, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 289-314Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem-based management (EBM) represents a comprehensive approach to better govern the environment that also illustrates the collaborative trend in policy and public administration. The need for stakeholder involvement and collaboration is strongly articulated, yet how and for what purposes collaboration would be effective remains largely untested. We address this gap by developing and evaluating a set of hypotheses specifying how certain patterns of collaborations among actors affect their joint ability to accomplish EBM. Content analyses of management plans drawn from five EBM planning processes in Sweden are combined with analyses of the collaborative networks through which these plans have been developed. Our results indicate that system thinking and the ability to integrate across different management phases are favored by collaborations between different kinds of actors, and by project leaders being centrally located in the networks. We also find that dense substructures of collaboration increase the level of specificity in the plans in regards to explicating constraints on human activities. Having many collaborative ties does however not enhance the overall level of specificity. Our results also show that different network characteristics can give rise to similar EBM outcomes. This observed equifinality suggests there is no single blueprint for well-performing collaborative networks. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6651 (URN)10.1111/psj.12146 (DOI)000401553700004 ()2-s2.0-84955293406 (Scopus ID)4e56db95-bf17-4d0b-868d-551a4dbf1092 (Local ID)4e56db95-bf17-4d0b-868d-551a4dbf1092 (Archive number)4e56db95-bf17-4d0b-868d-551a4dbf1092 (OAI)
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-06-02 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sevä, M. & Sandström, A. (2017). Decisions at Street Level: Assessing and explaining the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Sweden (ed.). Environmental Policy and Governance, 27(1), 74-89
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decisions at Street Level: Assessing and explaining the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 74-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the role of street-level bureaucrats in water management and examines what factors influence the implementation of the programme of measures that are part of the European Water Framework Directive. The impact of two factors - the bureaucrats' policy understandings and their implementation resources - on implementation is examined through a qualitative case study at sub-national level in Sweden. The results verify the critical role of these bureaucrats as only one-third make decisions, or take action, based on the programme of measures. The results further suggest that the bureaucrats' understandings of how coherent the policies are, and whom they consult in cases of uncertainty, are important. The implementing bureaucrats perceive policy as coherent and have rich networks of advice, including responsible government authorities, while the non-implementing bureaucrats experience significant policy incoherencies and have sparse advice networks. Thus, policy-makers can support implementation by adjusting policy and by improving existing, and organizing new, resources to provide these bureaucrats with guidance

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6810 (URN)10.1002/eet.1734 (DOI)000394781900006 ()2-s2.0-85008261061 (Scopus ID)51a0186c-9904-4ec3-bcc0-26aa934cfbc7 (Local ID)51a0186c-9904-4ec3-bcc0-26aa934cfbc7 (Archive number)51a0186c-9904-4ec3-bcc0-26aa934cfbc7 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-02-16 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Lundmark, C., Andersson, K., Sandström, A. & Laikre, L. (2017). Effectiveness of short-term knowledge communication on Baltic Sea marine genetic biodiversity to public managers. Regional Environmental Change, 17(3), 841-849
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effectiveness of short-term knowledge communication on Baltic Sea marine genetic biodiversity to public managers
2017 (English)In: Regional Environmental Change, ISSN 1436-3798, E-ISSN 1436-378X, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 841-849Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to assess the impact of two forms of short-term knowledge communication – lectures and group deliberations – on public managers’ policy beliefs regarding genetic biodiversity in the Baltic Sea. Genetic biodiversity is a key component of biological variation, but despite scientific knowledge and far-reaching political goals, genetic biodiversity remains neglected in marine management. Previous research highlights lack of knowledge as one explanation to the implementation deficit. This multidisciplinary study builds on the identified need for an improved knowledge-transfer between science and on-going management. A basic knowledge package on genetic biodiversity in the Baltic Sea was presented as either a lecture or a deliberative group discussion to two separate samples of public managers who are involved in Baltic Sea and other biodiversity management at the regional level in Sweden. The empirical findings show that the communicated information has an impact on the public managers’ beliefs on genetic biodiversity of the Baltic Sea. Lectures seem more efficient to transfer knowledge on this theme. Those who received information through a lecture strengthen their confidence in area protection as a management tool to conserve genetic diversity. They were also more convinced of the obligation of authorities at national and regional level to take on larger responsibility for genetic conservation than those managers who participated in deliberative discussion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
Baltic Sea, genetic biodiversity, marine management, Marine Protected Area, knowledge communication, deliberation
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60500 (URN)10.1007/s10113-016-1077-1 (DOI)000394991000018 ()2-s2.0-84995741763 (Scopus ID)
Projects
BONUS Bambi (Baltic Sea Marine Biodiversity)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 215-2012-1550EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 215-2012-1550
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-02-28 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-17 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved
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