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The Changing Governance of Renewable Natural Resources in Northwest Russia

Edited By: Soili Nystén-Haarala

284 pages, 3 diagrams, 2 tables and 1 map


Hardback | Mar 2009 | #178979 | ISBN-13: 9780754675310
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Bringing together scholars of human geography, environmental sociology, law, economics and international policy from Finland, Russia, Sweden and Germany, this book examines how local communities and enterprises adjust to transition and institutional changes in Northwest Russia.

A unique and important factor of the book is that it analyses the law and legal institutions, focusing on how the actual users of law use or abuse it, in relation to unofficial institutions and the interplay of different interest groups in governing forest and fishery resources. The local view is approached empirically with data gathered through interviews, which then is examined against institutional change at national level and in the global arena.

This genuinely multidisciplinary book shows innovative and hybrid ways of adjusting to change, combining old and new, local and global and providing a holistic view of the Russian economy and a society in transition.


Preface; Introduction, Soili Nysten- Haarala; Part I National Policies and the Transition to a Market Economy: Institutions, interest groups and natural resource governance in Russia, Soili Nysten-Haarala and Juha Kotilainen; The task of macroeconomic policy in generation trust in Russia's development, Stefan Walter; Russian forest regulation and the integration of sustainable forest management, Minna Pappila; Fishery governance in Northwest Russia, Larissa Riabova and Lyudmila Ivanova; The struggle for the ownership of pulp and paper mills, Anna-Maija Matilainen. Part II Case Studies on Different Aspects of Governance: Reterritorializing the Russian North through hybrid forest management, Julia Kotilainen, Antonina Kulyasova, Ivan Kulyasov and Svetlana Pchelkina; Construction of trust in Russian mill towns, Jarmo Kortelainen and Soili Nysten-Haarala; Conflict as a form of governance: the market campaign to save Karelian forests, Maria Tysiachniouk; Transformation of nature management in Pomorie: fishing villages on the Onega peninsula of the White Sea, Antonina Kulyasova and Ivan Kulyasov. Part III International and Global Impacts on National Environmental Policy and Local Forestry and Fishery: Local adaptation to climate change in fishing villages and forest settlements in Northwest Russia, E. Carina H. Keskitalo and Antonia A. Kulyasova; Regional governance, path-dependency and capacity-building in international environmental cooperation, Monica Tennberg; Summary, Soili Nysten-Haarala; Index.

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Soili Nysten-Haarala is a Doctor based at the University of Joensuu in Finland.

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