Forest policy networks in changing political systems: Case study of the Baltic States

Lazdinis M, Carver A, Carlsson L, Tonisson K, & Vilkriste L (2004). Forest policy networks in changing political systems: Case study of the Baltic States. Journal of Baltic Studies 35 (4): 402-419. DOI:10.1080/01629770400000181.

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Abstract

The shift from the Soviet system to market economies has induced a wide range of changes in the forest sectors of the three Baltic states. The majority of these changes are the result of compromises made between stakeholders participating in forest policymaking and implementation. In this article it is argued that the relative success of the increasingly complex and dynamic environment of forest policy action arenas is ensured by interconnecting policy networks instead of hierarchical governance by the state. We map and characterize forest policy networks in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, while identifying the actors participating in forest policy formation and implementation. The forest policy networks of the Baltic states are compared against each other and with the situation during the last years of the Soviet system.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Journal of Baltic Studies; 35(4):402-419 [2004]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 12:29
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7101

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