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Titolo:
Forestry and rural development in Europe: an exploration of socio-political discourses
Autore:
Elands, BHM; Wiersum, KF;
Indirizzi:
Univ Wageningen & Res Ctr, Forest Policy & Forest Management Grp, NL-6700 AH Wageningen, Netherlands Univ Wageningen & Res Ctr Wageningen Netherlands NL-6700 AH Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
FOREST POLICY AND ECONOMICS
fascicolo: 1-2, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 5 - 16
SICI:
1389-9341(200109)3:1-2<5:FARDIE>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
rural development; forest policy; social representations; socio-political discourse; European Union;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
35
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Elands, BHM Univ Wageningen & Res Ctr, Forest Policy & Forest Management Grp, POB 342,NL-6700 AH Wageningen, Netherlands Univ Wageningen & Res Ctr POB 342 Wageningen Netherlands NL-6700 AH
Citazione:
B.H.M. Elands e K.F. Wiersum, "Forestry and rural development in Europe: an exploration of socio-political discourses", FOR POLICY, 3(1-2), 2001, pp. 5-16

Abstract

A major part of the territory of the European Union consists of rural areas, and consequently considerable attention is given to a European policy onrural development. Forestry is increasingly recognised as one of the activities to be considered in such development, However, there are different opinions about how forestry can best contribute to rural development. This isdue to both the various meanings attributed to the concepts of rurality and rural development, and the changing perceptions about the precise role offorestry. In the past, most attention was focused on the primary production function of forests in order to stimulate the economic advancement of rural areas. At present, the role of forestry is gradually changing, with increasing attention being given to its ecological and amenity services. This paper explores the different perceptions on the role of forestry by means ofa tentative identification of different discourses. First, the different meanings of rurality and rural development are reviewed. Rural areas may be characterised either by empirical, socio-cultural or spatial parameters, orthrough social representations. Such a social representation can be considered as 'symbolic shorthand' for giving meaning to a specific area. ft is expressed through discourse. Five ideal, typical discourses on rural development are identified, i.e. the agri-ruralist, the hedonist, the utilitarian,the community sustainability and the nature conservation discourses. Secondly, the perceived role of forestry within each discourse is identified in four different types of rural areas, varying from remote rural areas to areas adjacent to urban agglomerations. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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