Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Most of today’s environmental policy problems such as deforestation and the existing inequities in rights and benefits from natural resources are deeply rooted in historical processes and patterns of global trade and investment within and beyond the forestry sector. Domestic and international agreements, policies and decisions affecting forests and people all over the world, and vice versa. In the recently established Chair of International Forest Policy we strive for a world in which forests are high on national and international agendas, and forest stewards’ rights are acknowledged. We believe that research can make a difference through the provision of sound evidence of what is and what can be without prescribing what should be.  Our aim is to provide critical analysis to better understand politics and power in highly contested domestic and international policy arenas, often beyond the forestry sector as such.  Our research agenda aims at : analyzing opportunities and obstacles for processes of transformational change, actors’ discourses and power relations within the wider institutional environment, and implications for the forestry sector (international and national, EU and Pan-EU); understanding new modes of forest governance and emerging actor coalitions across multiple levels of governance, including private sector activities and commitments (and the role of the State within these); and evaluating effectiveness, efficiency and equity outcomes of international forest policy instruments (public, private and hybrid instruments).

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International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2009 2021

Publications 2015 2019

Climate change and adaptation of mountain societies in Central Asia: uncertainties, knowledge gaps, and data constraints

Xenarios, S., Gafurov, A., Schmidt-Vogt, D., Sehring, J., Manandhar, S., Hergarten, C., Shigaeva, J. & Foggin, M., Jun 2019, In : Regional Environmental Change. 19, 5, p. 1339-1352 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Leading rural land conflict as citizens and leaving it as denizens: Inside forest conservation politics in Burkina Faso

Karambiri, M. & Brockhaus, M., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 65, p. 22-31 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Local agency in development, market and forest conservation interventions in Lao PDR’s northern uplands

Cole, R., Wong, G. Y., Moeliono, M., Kallio, M. H. & Brockhaus, M., Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : South East Asian Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Managing protected areas in Central Eastern Europe: Between path-dependence and Europeanisation

Yakusheva, N., 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Managing protected areas in Central Eastern Europe: between path-dependence and Europeanization

Yakusheva, N., 19 Jun 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2017 2019

Workshop/Training – R for QCA: an application to REDD+ global comparative data

Maria Brockhaus (Chair of organizing committee), Ioana-Elena Oana (New classification), Jenniver Sehring (Attendee), Anne M Arvola (Attendee), Thuy Thu Pham (Attendee), Maija Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (Attendee)
19 Jan 201920 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

CIFOR

Maria Ojanen (Visiting researcher)
8 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

PhD studies supervision of James Mwangombe

Petri Pellikka (Supervisor), Tino Petri Johansson (Co-supervisor), Maria Brockhaus (Co-supervisor), Eshetu Yirdaw Eshetu (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group), Maija Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Speaker in the Round-table discussion: Publication Strategies and Ways of writing a PhD Thesis

Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Sustainability Science Days 2019

Maria Ojanen (Speaker: Chair), Maria Brockhaus (Speaker: Chair)
9 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks