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The European Landscape Convention

Challenges of Participation

  • Michael Jones
  • Marie Stenseke

Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Implementing Participation

  3. Participatory Methods in Practice

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-326

About this book


This important and insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning, following the 2000 European Landscape Convention which came into force in 2004. The book examines both the theory of participation and what lessons can be learnt from specific European examples. It explores in what manner and to what extent the provisions for participation in the European Landscape Convention have been followed up and implemented. It also presents and compares different experiences of participation in selected countries from northern, southern, eastern and western Europe, and provides a critical examination of public participation in practice. However, while the book’s focus is necessarily on Europe, many of the conclusions drawn are of global relevance. The book provides a valuable reference for researchers and advanced students in landscape policies and management, as well as for professionals and others interested in land-use planning and environmental management.


European Landscape Convention European case studies Participatory methods Participatory theory Public participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Jones
    • 1
  • Marie Stenseke
    • 2
  1. 1.Technology, Department of GeographyNorwegian University of Science andTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.School of Business, Economics and Law, Department of Human and Economic GeograpGothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden

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