Forest and Nature Governance
Today, problems such as deforestation, biodiversity loss and illegal logging have provoked various policy responses that are often referred to as forest and nature governance. In its broadest interpretation, governance is about the many ways in which public and private actors from the state, market and/or civil society govern public issues at multiple scales. This book takes a fresh perspective on the study of forest and nature governance. Departing from ‘practice theory’, and building upon scholars like Giddens, Bourdieu, Reckwitz, Schatzki and Callon, it seeks to move beyond established understandings of institutions, actors, and knowledge. In so doing, it not only presents an innovative conceptual and methodological framework for a practice based approach, but also rich case studies and ethnographies. Finally, this book is about how actors involved in governance talk about and work with trees, forests, biodiversity, wildlife, and so on, while acting upon forest policies, environmental discourses, codes of conduct, or scientific insights.
An innovative and new approach to forest and nature governance, as it is the first time a forest and nature governance book builds upon ‘practice theory’Unique set of in-depth case studies on forest and nature governance around the globe (North to South) and at different spatial levels (local to global) A must read for both practitioners and academics that combines ‘real’ stories with theoretical discussionsA contribution to life sciences in general through a very specific field of inquiry: forest and nature governance