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Network structure and perceived legitimacy in wildlife collaborative management
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1685-5527
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1631-0591
2016 (English)In: Review of Policy Research, ISSN 1541-132X, E-ISSN 1541-1338, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 442-462Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The widespread supposition that collaborative management designs enhance legitimacy must be examined empirically, and the rich diversity of different collaborative arrangements should be better acknowledged in this endeavor. This study adopts a social network perspective and examines three state-initiated and interest-based collaborative management arenas in Swedish wildlife management: wildlife conservation committees (WCCs). Is there a link between social network structures in collaborative management arenas and the perceived legitimacy of output by policy stakeholders? This puzzle is addressed through social network analysis combined with survey data and interviews. The empirical results confirm the notion that collaborative arenas consisting of high network closure with many bridging ties across organizational boundaries enjoy a higher level of support among stakeholders directly involved in management, as members of the committees, than networks with a more sparse structure do. This type of well-integrated network structure seemingly increases stakeholders’ understanding of other actors’ perspectives through deliberation. Contrary to what was expected, though, the empirical analysis did not verify the effect of linking, or outreaching ties between the committee members and the organizations that they represent, on the organizations’ support of WCC decisions. Given the rapid rise of collaborative designs in public administrations, the topic elaborated in this paper is urgent and further research is encouraged.

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2016. Vol. 33, no 4, p. 442-462
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6870DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12180ISI: 000380340200005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84978045035Local ID: 5314b7dc-c6bb-4c4a-9980-21f468c7a6aeOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-6870DiVA, id: diva2:979756
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20160312 (annicas)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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