The general public's support for forest policy in Sweden: a value belief approach

Eriksson, Louise and Nordlund, Annika M. and Westin, Kerstin (2013) The general public's support for forest policy in Sweden: a value belief approach. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56 (6). pp. 850-867. ISSN 0964-0568

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Abstract

In the present study, the legitimacy of the forest policy in Sweden was explored. Based on a value belief approach, the general public's support for forest policy was examined by means of a questionnaire (n=796). Results demonstrated that the respondents believed ecological principles, such as sustaining natural conditions for native plants and animals, were most important in forest policy, but preservation of social values and using the forest efficiently to maintain high market value were also emphasised. Although socio-demographic variables (i.e. gender and age) had some impact on support for the policy, different values and beliefs reflecting ecological, social and economic interests were more important. By considering different values and beliefs, as well as policy support explicitly, the study provides a multifaceted account of the public's viewpoint regarding forest issues.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Future Forest Subject: Skogsbruk för många olika nyttor > Styrningsmodeller för skogsbruk
Depositing User: Christer Enkvist
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 14:28
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 14:28
URI: https://ffpdb.slu.se/id/eprint/3986

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