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Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use

Natural Resource Management in Transition

  • E. Carina H. Keskitalo


  • Explores the impact urban forest owners will have on the future of our forests

  • Discusses the growing tension between rural urban relationships in terms of forest ownership

  • Describes the move towards a globalised management of our natural resources, using forests as a case study


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. E. Carina H. Keskitalo
    Pages 1-15
  3. E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Gun Lidestav, Heimo Karppinen, Ivana Živojinović
    Pages 17-55
  4. Kerstin Westin, Louise Eriksson, Gun Lidestav, Heimo Karppinen, Katarina Haugen, Annika Nordlund
    Pages 57-95
  5. Gun Lidestav, Camilla Thellbro, Per Sandström, Torgny Lind, Einar Holm, Olof Olsson et al.
    Pages 97-137
  6. Urban Lindgren, Jonathan Borggren, Svante Karlsson, Rikard H Eriksson, Bram Timmermans
    Pages 139-181
  7. E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Svante Karlsson, Urban Lindgren, Örjan Pettersson, Linda Lundmark, Bill Slee et al.
    Pages 183-224
  8. Olof Stjernström, Rein Ahas, Sabina Bergstén, Jeannette Eggers, Hando Hain, Svante Karlsson et al.
    Pages 225-259
  9. Gun Lidestav, Nevenka Bogataj, Paola Gatto, Anna Lawrence, Olof Stjernström, Jenny Wong
    Pages 261-302
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


This book describes the changing landscape of European forest ownership and explores the impact a new, often urban, generation of forest owners may have on the future of one of our most basic resources – forests. Forests have not played a major role in rural studies thus far, however they constitute an important part of many rural areas. Drawing on Swedish cases and comparison cases from various other areas of Europe, the authors present these ‘new forest owners’ as a pivotal factor in the changing relationships between urban and rural life. The chapters explore how forest production, the relationship to the environment, urban-rural relations and local communities have already changed. The authors also discuss what might be expected for the future. 
A result of work in the Swedish research programme PLURAL and related projects, such as the EU Cost Action FACESMAP, this volume will be of interest to scholars of forestry and rural studies, as well as to researchers in environmental, population and globalization studies more broadly.


Urbanization Rural Studies Sweden Europe Environment Industrial Private Forest Owners

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carina H. Keskitalo
    • 1
  1. 1.Geography and Economic HistoryUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

About the editors

E. Carina H. Keskitalo is a Professor of Political Science at the Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

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