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dc.contributor.authorGórriz Mifsud, Elena
dc.contributor.authorSecco, Laura
dc.contributor.authorDa Re, Riccardo
dc.contributor.authorPisani, Elena
dc.contributor.authorBonet Lledos, José Antonio
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-20T10:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59056
dc.description.abstractIn diffuse forest uses, like non-timber forest products' harvesting, the behavioural alignment of pickers is crucial for avoiding a “tragedy of the commons”. Moreover, the introduction of policy tools such as a harvest permit system may help in keeping the activity under control. Besides the official enforcement, pickers' engagement may also derive from the perceived legitimate decision of forest managers and the community pressure to behave according to the shared values. Framed within the social capital theory, this paper examines three types of relations of rural communities in a protected area in Catalonia (Spain) where a system of mushroom picking permits was recently introduced. Through social network analysis, we explore structural changes in relations within the policy network across the policy conception, design and implementation phases. We then test whether social links of the pickers' community relate to influential members of the policy network. Lastly, we assess whether pickers' bonding and bridging structures affect the rate of permit uptake. Our results show that the high degree of acceptance could be explained by an adequate consideration of pickers' preferences within the decision-making group: local pickers show proximity to members of the policy network with medium-high influence during the three policy phases. The policy network also evolves, with some members emerging as key actors during certain phases. Significant differences are found in pickers' relations among and across the involved municipalities following an urban-rural gradient. A preliminary relation is found between social structures and differential pickers' engagement. These results illustrate a case of positive social capital backing policy design and, probably, also implementation. This calls for a meticulous design of forest policy networks with respect to communities of affected forest users.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study has been conducted within the EU FP7 project StarTree (grant agreement No. 311919), with a visit covered by COST Action FP1203 (Non-Wood Forest Products). Funding acknowledgement also to CERCA programme (CTFC) and Serra-Hunter fellowship (J.A. Bonet) of the Catalonian government.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherElsevierca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.072ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Environmental Management, 2017, vol. 188, p. 364-378ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Elsevier Ltd, 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectSocial capitalca_ES
dc.subjectNon-wood forest productca_ES
dc.subjectForest policyca_ES
dc.subjectNetworked governanceca_ES
dc.titleStructural social capital and local-level forest governance: do they inter-relate? A mushroom permit case in Cataloniaca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec025722
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.072
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/311919
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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