Citizens' view of legitimacy in the context of Finnish forest policy.

Annukka Valkeapää, Heimo Karppinen

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The goal of forest policy is to enhance sustainable production of the material and immaterial benefits of forests to serve the needs of all citizens. A theoretical model for explaining the formation of legitimacy in a certain political sector was developed and empirically tested in the context of Finnish forest policy. Nationwide mail survey data was used to determine the differences in the perceptions of forest policy by Finnish forest owners and other citizens. The questionnaire measured the legitimacy of the forest policy, the acceptance of laws, the justice of the procedures, the fairness of power relations, the acceptance of forestry operations and the competence in forest policy issues. Overall legitimacy was evaluated positively, and the forest owners considered forest policy in general to be more acceptable than other citizens did. The most criticized aspects of forest policy were the justice of the procedures and the use of clearcutting. Procedural justice and acceptance of forestry operations were the strongest explanatory factors for the legitimacy. Acceptance of the power relations of different stakeholder groups explained legitimacy for non-owners but not for forest owners. In both groups, forest policy competence led to a more negative evaluation of legitimacy.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiForest Policy and Economics
Vuosikerta28
Sivut52-59
Sivumäärä8
ISSN1389-9341
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2013
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 4112 Metsätiede
  • Legitimacy, Survey, Citizens ,Forest owners, Forest policy, Participation
  • 5144 Sosiaalipsykologia

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Citizens' view of legitimacy in the context of Finnish forest policy. / Valkeapää, Annukka; Karppinen, Heimo.

julkaisussa: Forest Policy and Economics, Vuosikerta 28, 2013, s. 52-59.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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