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Sweden and Ecological GovernanceStraddling the Fence$
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Lennart J. Lundqvist

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780719069024

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719069024.001.0001

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The commons of governing: the knowledge base of ecological governance

The commons of governing: the knowledge base of ecological governance

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(p.87) 4 The commons of governing: the knowledge base of ecological governance
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Sweden and Ecological Governance
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Lennart J. Lundqvist

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069024.003.0004

This chapter examines the role of science and of knowledge in environmental and resource management and in ecological governance. It discusses the criteria for knowledge-based and democratic ecological governance and describes the organising knowledge for sustainable resource governance. It considers solution-oriented research to develop green technology and the political fight to control strategic environmental research. This chapter stresses the need to move towards a multi-faceted relationship between science, politics and market actors and highlights the importance of monitoring and providing common knowledge for policy-making and evaluation.

Keywords:   ecological governance, science, knowledge, resource management, sustainable resource governance, environmental research, policy-making

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