Friday, February 07, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on "Governing Forest Landscapes: Challenges and Ways Forward"
The following Special Issue will be published in Forests, and is now open to receive submissions of full research papers and comprehensive review articles for peer-review and possible publication.
Forest governance is concerned with the management and regulation of a complex interplay of social, political, and economic issues that shape the ways in which societies, and specific societal groups, use, allocate and distribute land and forest resources so as to harness forests’ potential to provide important goods and ecosystem services. The discussion on forest governance has expanded gradually over time to embrace both different disciplinary perspectives and multiple scales reflecting the growing complexity of the institutional architecture associated with governing access to, and use of land and forests.
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This special issue privileges papers that, from different theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, and across multiple scales, look at the issues of policy approaches, sustainable commodity supply chains, and corporate sustainability initiatives, in order to identify the key legal, regulatory and institutional challenges associated with equitable and sustainable forest landscape governance and ways forward.
Deadline (full manuscripts): June 30, 2014
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