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||'Societal relationships with nature’: A framework for understanding nature-related conflicts and multiple values
||Berghöfer, U.; Rode, J.; Jax, K.; Förster, J.; Berghöfer, A.; Wittmer, H.
||People and Nature
||OEKON; NSF; UPOL
||T5 Future Landscapes
||Societal Relationships with Nature; nature conservation; environmental conflicts; multiple values; human interactions with nature; identity and nature
- In this paper, we operationalize the concept of
Societal Relationships with Nature (SRN) as a framework for
understanding nature-related conflicts and multiple values.
- Based on three dimensions knowledgescape, interactions and identity, we propose a set of questions for the empirical analysis of conflict situations.
- We use two case studies—designation of a biosphere
reserve in southern Chile and the return of the wolf in Germany—to
illustrate how the SRN framework can reveal and structure the complexity
of human–nature relationships.
- From the conceptual advances and the academic debate
on multiple values of nature, we derive four requirements for approaches
to analyse nature-related conflicts and how different stakeholders
attribute importance to nature.
- These should (a) cover the relevant aspects and
reveal the critical issues underlying a conflict, (b) enable an
understanding of differences and commonalities in people’s perspectives
and positions, (c) be comprehensive enough to uncover important issues
in complex situations without losing empirical practicability and (d)
take power relations into account.
- We discuss whether and how the SRN framework meets these requirements.
- We present the SRN framework in particular to the
academic community working at the interface with policy and practice on
multiple values of nature and nature-related conflicts.
- SRN analysis can also be applied to complement
valuation approaches by specifying and explaining differences in
people’s attributions of value to nature.
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|Berghöfer, U., Rode, J., Jax, K., Förster, J., Berghöfer, A., Wittmer, H. (2022):
'Societal relationships with nature’: A framework for understanding nature-related conflicts and multiple values
People Nat. 4 (2), 534 - 548