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Lindahl, K. B., Johansson, A., Zachrisson, A. & Wiklund, R. (2018). Competing pathways to sustainability?: Exploring conflicts over mine establishments in the Swedish mountain region. Journal of Environmental Management, 218, 402-415
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competing pathways to sustainability?: Exploring conflicts over mine establishments in the Swedish mountain region
2018 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 218, p. 402-415Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Natural resource (NR) exploitation often gives rise to conflict. While most actors intend to manage collectively used places and their NRs sustainably, they may disagree about what this entails. This article accordingly explores the origin of NR conflicts by analysing them in terms of competing pathways to sustainability. By comparing conflicts over mine establishments in three places in northern Sweden, we specifically explore the role of place-based perceptions and experiences.

The results indicate that the investigated conflicts go far beyond the question of metals and mines. The differences between pathways supporting mine establishment and those opposing it refer to fundamental ideas about human–nature relationships and sustainable development (SD). The study suggests that place-related parameters affect local interpretations of SD and mobilisation in ways that explain why resistance and conflict exist in some places but not others. A broader understanding of a particular conflict and its specific place-based trajectory may help uncover complex underlying reasons. However, our comparative analysis also demonstrates that mining conflicts in different places share certain characteristics. Consequently, a site-specific focus ought to be combined with attempts to compare, or map, conflicts at a larger scale to improve our understanding of when and how conflicts evolve. By addressing the underlying causes and origins of contestation, this study generates knowledge needed to address NR management conflicts effectively and legitimately.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) History
Research subject
Political Science; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68536 (URN)10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.04.063 (DOI)000433649800039 ()29704835 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85046156963 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-04-27 (andbra)

Available from: 2018-04-27 Created: 2018-04-27 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Sandström, C. & Sténs, A. (2017). Alternative pathways to sustainability?: Comparing forest governance models. Forest Policy and Economics, 77, 69-78
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2017 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 77, p. 69-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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-60181 (URN)10.1016/j.forpol.2016.10.008 (DOI)000397552600008 ()2-s2.0-85006108528 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-03-09 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-11-07 Created: 2016-11-07 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Sandström, C., Lindahl, K. B. & Sténs, A. (2017). Comparing forest governance models.. Forest Policy and Economics, 77, 1-5
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2017 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 77, p. 1-5Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
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-60083 (URN)10.1016/j.forpol.2016.10.007 (DOI)000397552600001 ()2-s2.0-85005848035 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-11-01 Created: 2016-11-01 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Sténs, A., Sandström, C., Johansson, J., Lidskog, R., Ranius, T. & Roberge, J.-M. (2017). The Swedish forestry model: More of everything? (ed.). Forest Policy and Economics, 77, 44-55
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2017 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, E-ISSN 1872-7050, Vol. 77, p. 44-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“The Swedish forestry model” refers to the forest regime that evolved following the 1993 revision of the Swedish Forestry Act. It is key to Swedish forest politics and used to capture the essence of a sustainable way of managing forests. However, the ideas, institutions and practices comprising the model have not been comprehensively analyzed previously. Addressing this knowledge gap, we use frame analysis and a Pathways approach to investigate the underlying governance model, focusing on the way policy problems are addressed, goals, implementation procedures, outcomes and the resulting pathways to sustainability. We suggest that the institutionally embedded response to pressing sustainability challenges and increasing demands is expansion, inclusion and integration: more of everything. The more-of-everything pathway is influenced by ideas of ecological modernization and the optimistic view that existing resources can be increased. Our findings suggest that in effect it prioritizes the economic dimension of sustainability. While broadening out policy formulation it closes down the range of alternative outputs, a shortcoming that hampers its capacity to respond to current sustainability challenges. Consequently, there is a need for a broad public debate regarding not only the role of forests in future society, but also the operationalization of sustainable development.

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-10905 (URN)10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.012 (DOI)000397552600006 ()2-s2.0-84949033190 (Scopus ID)9c95d4f4-f3b6-451f-b6fa-ec8b7a255e1c (Local ID)9c95d4f4-f3b6-451f-b6fa-ec8b7a255e1c (Archive number)9c95d4f4-f3b6-451f-b6fa-ec8b7a255e1c (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-03-09 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Zachrisson, A., Wiklund, R., Matti, S. & Fjellborg, D. (2016). Fjällnära Gruvdrift?: Konflikter om vägar till hållbarhet. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016. p. 89
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
National Category
History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60975 (URN)978-91-7583-725-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-12-08 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Zachrisson, A., Wiklund, R., Matti, S., Fjellborg, D., Johansson, A. & Elenius, L. (2016). Konflikter om gruvetablering: Lokalsamhällets aktöreroch vägar till hållbarhet : slutrapport. Luleå: Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten
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2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Gruvprospektering och gruvetablering kan ge upphov tilllokala konflikter. Syftet med den här studien är att undersökahur berörda aktörer och medborgare ser på fråganom framtida mineralutvinning och gruvetablering, vilketutrymme som finns för lokalt deltagande och inflytandei politik och regelverk, samt möjligheterna att hanteraeventuella konflikter med hjälp av dialog och samråd. Vihar analyserat tre gruvetableringsprocesser på tre olikaplatser i det fjällnära området: järnbrytning i Gállok/Kallak(Jokkmokks kommun), nickelutvinning i Rönnbäck/Rönnbäcken (Storumans kommun) samt guld, koppar ochjärnbrytning i Rakkuri (Kiruna kommun).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten, 2016. p. 107
Series
Länsstyrelsens rapportserie ; 2016.2
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61812 (URN)
Available from: 2017-02-03 Created: 2017-02-03 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Baker, S., Rist, L. & Zachrisson, A. (2016). Theorising pathways to sustainability (ed.). International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 23(5), 399-411
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theorising pathways to sustainability
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, ISSN 1350-4509, E-ISSN 1745-2627, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 399-411Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using a Pathways approach, controversies over environmental and natural resource management are viewed as expressions of alternative, or competing, pathways to sustainability. This supports deeper understanding of the underlying causes of natural resource management controversies. The framework is composed of two elements: the STEPS (Social, Technological, and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Pathways approach and frame analysis. Many sustainable development dilemmas are played out in specific places and consequently, the Pathways approach is integrated with a place-based frame analysis. The resulting framework guides empirical investigation in place-based contexts. This theorising about sustainability science can be used to cast light on contested natural resource management issues, in this case mining in northern Sweden. By exposing the range of alternative Pathways to critical norms of sustainable development, we ascertain whether action alternatives are compatible with sustainable futures. The framework provides a way in which sustainability science can better understand the origins of natural resource management conflicts, characterise the positions of the actors involved, identify the potential for cooperation between stakeholders leading to policy resolution and judge what Pathways help or hinder the pursuit of sustainable development. In addition, it can enhance sustainability science by guiding integrative sustainability research at the project scale.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-12890 (URN)10.1080/13504509.2015.1128492 (DOI)000382541300003 ()2-s2.0-84951872444 (Scopus ID)c0b24647-05f3-4daa-8fac-3ba1e685eb63 (Local ID)c0b24647-05f3-4daa-8fac-3ba1e685eb63 (Archive number)c0b24647-05f3-4daa-8fac-3ba1e685eb63 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20151203 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sandström, C., Carlsson-Kanyama, A., Lindahl, K. B., Sonnek, K. M., Mossing, A., Nordin, A., . . . Räty, R. (2016). Understanding consistencies and gaps between desired forest futures: An analysis of visions from stakeholder groups in Sweden (ed.). Ambio, 45(Suppl. 2), 100-108
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2016 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 45, no Suppl. 2, p. 100-108Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Conflicting perspectives on forests has for a long time challenged forest policy development in Sweden. Disagreements about forest futures create intractable deadlocks when stakeholders talk past each other. The purpose of this study is to move beyond this situation through the application of participatory backcasting. By comparing visions of the future forest among stakeholder groups, we highlight contemporary trajectories and identify changes that were conceived as desirable. We worked with four groups: the Biomass and Bioenergy group, the Conservation group, the Sami Livelihood group and the Recreation and Rural Development group; in total representatives from 40 organizations participated in workshops articulating the groups’ visions. Our results show well-known tensions such as intrinsic versus instrumental values but also new ones concerning forests’ social values. Identified synergies include prioritization of rural development, new valued-added forest products and diversified forest management. The results may feed directly into forest policy processes facilitating the process and break current deadlocks.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-7977 (URN)10.1007/s13280-015-0746-5 (DOI)000372300000004 ()26744046 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84953432320 (Scopus ID)66c53533-d7b4-4534-b975-e1c34f97ecf6 (Local ID)66c53533-d7b4-4534-b975-e1c34f97ecf6 (Archive number)66c53533-d7b4-4534-b975-e1c34f97ecf6 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20160112 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B. (2015). Actors’ Perceptions and Strategies: Forests and Pathways to Sustainability (ed.). In: (Ed.), Erik Westholm; Karin Beland Lindahl; Florian Kraxner (Ed.), The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective (pp. 111-124). Paper presented at . : Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Actors’ Perceptions and Strategies: Forests and Pathways to Sustainability
2015 (English)In: The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2015, p. 111-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses how the future is handled by actors in the present. It investigates how actors’ perceptions of the future—its challenges and its opportunities—influence their strategies and actions. The chapter starts with a frame analysis exploring the visions of a range of actors relevant to Swedish forest sector development. It aims to describe major divisions in the debate on future forest use and on a variety of ways to deal with uncertainty, ambiguity, and ignorance. The analysis relates to international processes important to the Swedish forest sector and feeds into a discussion of competing pathways to “sustainability”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2015
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20031 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-14218-0_8 (DOI)84943763823 (Scopus ID)1526a1b5-bc1b-4cc1-86a2-51d408ea2bf7 (Local ID)978-3-319-14217-3 (ISBN)978-3-319-14218-0 (ISBN)1526a1b5-bc1b-4cc1-86a2-51d408ea2bf7 (Archive number)1526a1b5-bc1b-4cc1-86a2-51d408ea2bf7 (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2015; 20150218 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Lindahl, K. B., Westholm, E. & Kraxner, F. (2015). Nordic Forest Futures: An Introduction (ed.). In: (Ed.), Erik Westholm; Karin Beland Lindahl; Florian Kraxner (Ed.), The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective (pp. 1-10). Paper presented at . : Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic Forest Futures: An Introduction
2015 (English)In: The Future Use of Nordic Forests: A Global Perspective, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2015, p. 1-10Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book focuses on how global trends are likely to affect the future use of Nordic forests. The aim is to contribute to a broad debate about future Nordic forest management. The book invites professionals in the forest sector, civil society organizations and decision makers to be part of a dialog about the opportunities, challenges, and trade-offs associated with future forest use. The book is produced within the Future Forests Research Program (www.futureforests.se), a major cross-disciplinary research effort to address future Swedish forest use in the light of climate change and an increasing demand for forest-related products and services

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2015
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20257 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-14218-0_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-84943759071 (Scopus ID)3542bfde-e9b3-401a-a3d4-0ae81a0d237e (Local ID)978-3-319-14217-3 (ISBN)978-3-319-14218-0 (ISBN)3542bfde-e9b3-401a-a3d4-0ae81a0d237e (Archive number)3542bfde-e9b3-401a-a3d4-0ae81a0d237e (OAI)
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Godkänd; 2015; 20150218 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
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