Last changed: 22 May 2017

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters from the EC division 2011-2017.

Publications 2017

Butler, A., Sarlöv-Herlin, I., Knez, I., Ångman, E., Ode Sang, Å. & Åkerskog, A. (2017). Landscape identity, before and after a forest fire. Landscape Research, 1-12.

Calderon, C. & Butler, A. (2016) ‘Towards the development of landscape democracy: a theoretical contribution’, in Uniscape. Landscape values place and praxis (Galway, Ireland  June 29th–July 2nd, 2016)

Givá, N. & Raitio, K. (In Press) ‘Parks with People’ in Mozambique: Community dynamic responses to Human Elephant Conflict at Limpopo National Park. Journal of Southern African Studies.

Hallgren, L. (2017) The role of social constructionism as a reflexive tool in environmental communication education. In Milstein, T., Pileggi, M. & Morgan, E. (Eds.) Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice. London, UK: Routledge.

Joosse, S. & Grubbström, A. (2017) Continuity in farming-Not just family business. Journal of Rural Studies, 50: 198-208.

Kröger & Raitio, K. (2017). Finnish forest policy in the era of bioeconomy: A pathway to sustainability? Forest Policy and Economics, 77: 6-15.

Larsen, R., Raitio, K., Stinnerbom, M. & Wik-Karlsson, J. (2017) Sami-state collaboration in the governance of cumulative effects assessment: A critical action research approach. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 64: 67–76.

Siachiyako, C., von Essen, E. & Ångman, E. (2017) An exit from the garbage city: Resistance and “chikonko” in zambian waste management. Journal of Resistance Studies, 1 (3): 62-98.

Senecah, S.  (in press).  Epilogue.  In Depoe, S.; Walker, G.; Hunt, K, (Eds.) Breaking Boundaries:  Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Senecah, S.  (in press). The Long Island Pine Barrens Experience: From Confrontation to Collaboration.  In Kreisburg, L. & Gerard, C. (Eds.)  Conflict and Collaboration: Better or Worse Relations.  Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

Valenzuela, F. & Böhm, S. (2017) Against wasted politics: A critique of the circular economy. Ephemera, 17 (1): 23.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. (2017). Interspecies violence and crimes of dissent: Communication ethics and legitimacy in message crimes involving wildlife. Critical Criminology, 25 (2): 261–274.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. P. (2017) From Obstructionism to Communication: Local, National and Transnational Dimensions of Contestations on the Swedish Wolf Cull Controversy, Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1269821, pp. 1-13.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. P. (2017) Human-Animal Solidarity: Between Relation and Practice in Policy-Making. Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1269820, pp. 1-13.

von Essen, E. & Allen, A. (2017) A Reluctant Right-Wing Social Movement: On the ‘Good Sense’ of Swedish Hunters? Journal of Rural Studies. 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.01.007.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. (2017) The implications of victimhood identity: The case of ‘persecution’ of swedish hunters. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6(2): 78-94.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M.P. (2017) Taking prejudice seriously: Burkean reflections on the rural past and present. Sociologia Ruralis, 50: 139-147.

von Essen, E., Allen, M. & Hansen, H.P. (2017) Hunters, crown, nobles, and conservation elites: Class antagonism over the ownership of common fauna. International Journal of Cultural Property, 24(2): 161-186.


Publications 2016

Lawrence, R. & Raitio, K. (2016) Academia and activism in Saami research: negotiating the blurred spaces between. In Drugge, A.-L. (Ed.) Ethics in Indigenous Research: Past Experiences - Future Challenges. Umeå University, Vaartoe Centre for Sami Research. Pp. 117-136.

Raitio, K. (2016). Seized and missed opportunities in responding to conflicts: constructivity and destructivity in forest conflicts management in Finland and British Columbia, Canada. In Peterson, T.R., Ljunggren Bergeå, H., Feldpausch-Parker, A. M. & Raitio, K. (Eds.) Environmental Communication and Community. Constructive and destructive dynamics of social transformation. Routledge Earthscan. Pp. 229-249.

Hallgren, L. (2016). Reframing conflict in natural resource management: mutuality, reciprocity and pluralistic agonism as dynamics of community constructivity and destructivity. In Petersen, T. R., Bergeå, H., Feltpausch-Parker, A. M. & Raitio, K. Environmental communication and community. London, UK: Routledge.

Peterson, T. R., Ljunggren Bergeå, H., Feldpausch-Parker, A. M. & Raitio, K. (2016). Social transformation and sustainability: communication and community construction/destruction. In Peterson, T. R., Ljunggren Bergeå, H., Feldpausch-Parker, A. M. & Raitio, K. (Eds.) Environmental Communication and Community. Constructive and destructive dynamics of social transformation. Routledge, Earthscan. Pp. 269-275.

Rodriguez, S. L., Chitwood, M. C., Peterson, M. N., Jensen, C., Gardner, B. & Hansen, H. P. (2016) Gender differences in hunter recruitment and dedication in Denmark, Wildlife Biology in Practice, Vol 12, No 2.

Westin, M., Calderon, C. & Hellquist, A. (2016) Att leda samverkan: En handbok för dig som vill hantera komplexa samhällsutmaningar. Visby, SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development.

Ångman, E., Buijs, A. E., Arts, I., Bergeå, H. L. & Verschoor, G. (2016) Communicating emotions in conflicts over natural resource management in the Netherlands and Sweden. In: Environmental Communication and Community: Constructive and Destructive Dynamics of Social Transformation. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 184-203.

Wallin, I., Carlsson, J. & Hansen, H. P. (2016) Envisioning future forested landscapes in Sweden – Revealing local-national discrepancies through participatory action research, Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 73, December 2016, pp. 25–40.

von Essen, E. & Nurse, A. (2016) Illegal Hunting Special Issue: Editors' Introduction. Crime, Law and Social Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10611-016-9676-9, pp. 1-6.

Peterson, N., von Essen, E., Hansen, H. P., Peterson, T. R. (2016) Illegal fishing and hunting as resistance to neo-liberal colonialism. Crime, Law and Social Change. Special Issue: Illegal Hunting, doi:10.1007/s10611-016-9664-0.

Allen, M. & von Essen, E. (2016) Neo-Republicanism as a Route to Animal Non-Domination. Politics and Animals, pp. 15-24

von Essen, E. (2016). In the Gap between Legality and Legitimacy: Illegal Hunting in Sweden as a Crime of Dissent. Doctoral thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

von Essen, E. Allen, M. (2016). Wild-But-Not-Too-Wild Animals: Challenging Goldilocks Standards in Rewilding. Between the Species, 19 (1): 80-108.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. P. (2016) The Republican Zoopolis: Towards a New Legitimation Framework for Relational Animal Ethics. Ethics and the Environment. 21 (1): 61-88.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. P. (2016) A Rabble in the Zoopolis? Considering Responsibilities for Wildlife Hybrids. Journal of Social Philosophy, 42 (2): 171-187.

Hansen, H. P. (2016) Citizens, Values and Experts: Stakeholders and The Inveigling Factor of Participatory Democracy. In Hansen, H. P., Nielsen, B. S., Sriskandarajah, N. & Gunnarsson, E. (Eds.) Action Research for Democracy. Routledge, pp. 125-150.

Theodorakea, I. & von Essen, E. (2016). Who Let the Wolves Out? Narratives, rumors and social representations of the wolf in Greece. Journal of Environmental Sociology 2 (1): 29-40.

von Essen, E. (2016) Environmental Disobedience and the Dialogic Dimensions of Dissent. Democratization. DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2016.1185416.

von Essen, E., Hansen, H. P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M. N. & Peterson, T. R. (2016). Illegal Hunting: Between Social and Criminal Justice. In Donnermeyer, J. (Ed.). International Handbook of Rural Criminology. Routledge, pp. 319-329.

Alarcón C. (2016) Action Research for Emancipation: Social-Ecological Relations and Basic Conceptual Questions, in Hansen, H. P., Nielsen, B. S. Sriskandarajah, N. & Gunnarsson, E. (Eds.) Commons, Sustainability, Democratisation Action Research and the Basic Renewal of Society. Routledge, London.

Kovács, E., Fabók, V., Kalóczkai, Á. & Hansen, H. P. (2016) Towards understanding and resolving the conflict related to the Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) conservation with participatory management planning, Land Use Policy, Vol. 54, July 2016, pp. 158–168.

Hansen, H. P., Nielsen, B. S. Skriskandarajah, N. & Gunnarsson, E. (Ed.) (2016) Commons, Sustainability, Democratization: Action research and the Basic Renewal of Society, Routledge.

Nielsen, N., Hansen, H. P. & Sriskandarajah, N. (2016) Recovering Multiple Rationalities for Public Deliberation within the EU Water Framework Directive, in Hansen, H. P., Nielsen, B. S., Sriskandarajah, N. & . Gunnarsson, E. (Eds.) Commons, Sustainability, Democratization: Action research and the Basic Renewal of Society, Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-12477-6.

Westberg, L., & Waldenström, C. (2016) How can we ever create participation when we are the ones who decide? On natural resource management practice and its readiness for change. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning,

Westberg, L. & Polk, M. (2016) The role of learning in transdisciplinary research: moving from a normative concept to an analytical tool through a practice based approach. Sustainability Science; DOI 10.1007/s11625-016-0358-4

Bergeå, H., Roth, A., Emanuelson, U. & Agenäs, S. (2016). Farmer awareness of cow longevity and implications for decision making at farm level. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Sciences. DOI 10.1080/09064702.2016.1196726. Vol. 66, 1:25-34.

Powell, S. (2016) Gender equality and meritocracy: Contradictory discourses in the academy, PhD thesis, Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU, ISBN: 978-91-576-8536-0.

Blackmore, C., van Bommel, S., de Bruin, A., de Vries, J., Westberg, L., Powell, N., Foster, N., Collins, K., Rogerro, P. & Seddaiu, G. (2016) Design for learning for transformation of water governance in the context of climate change adaptation. Water 2016, 8, 510; doi:10.3390/w8110510

Sriskandarajah, N., Givá, N. & Hansen, H. P. (2016) Commons, Sustainability, Democratization: Action research and the Basic Renewal of Society, Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-12477-6.

Hansen, H. P. (2016) Bridging Divides through Spaces of Change: Action Research for Cultivating the Commons in Human-inhabited Protected Areas in Human-Inhabited Protected Areas in Nicaragua and Mozambique. In Hansen,H. P., Steen Nielsen, B., Sriskandarajah, N. & Gunnarsson, E. (Eds.) Commons, Sustainability, Democratization - Action Research and the Basic Renewal of Society, Chapter: 5, Routledge, pp. 111-138.

Lindblom, J., Lundström, C. & Ljung, M. (2016). Next-generation decision support systems for farmers: Sustainable agriculture through sustainable IT. Farming Systems Facing Global Challenges: Capacities and Strategies 1, Berlin: IFSA Europe, pp. 49-57.

Lundström, C. (2016). Cognition and decision-making in adoption of agricultural decision support systems: the case of precision agriculture. Licentiate thesis, SLU.

Lindblom, J., Lundström, C., Ljung, M. & Jonsson, A. (2016). Promoting Sustainable Intensification in Precision Agriculture: Review of Decision Support Systems Development and Strategies. Invited submission to the journal Precision Agriculture. DOI: 10.1007/s11119-016-9491-4.

Publications 2015

Westin, M. (2015) På väg mot demokratiska kunskapsprocesser?: Utvärdering bortom New Public Management. In Härnsten, G. & Härnsten, L. (Eds.) Ett dussin russin!: Tolv texter om deltagarbaserade verksamheter i utbildning och forskning av författarkollektivet Smilla Parc, Stockholm: LOs tryckeri, pp. 93-107.

von Essen, E. (2015) Whose discourse is it anyway? Understanding resistance through the rise of ‘barstool biology’ in nature conservation. Journal of Environmental Communication. DOI:10.1080/17524032.2015.1042986.

von Essen, E. & Hansen, H. P. (2015) How stakeholder co-management reproduces conservation conflicts: revealing rationality problems in Swedish wolf conservation. Conservation & Society. 13 (4): 332-344.

von Essen, E. & Allen, M. P. (2015) Reconsidering Illegal Hunting as a Crime of Dissent: Implication for Justice and Deliberative Uptake. Criminal Law & Philosophy, pp 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s11572-014-9364-8.

Joosse, S. & Hracs, B. (2015) Curating the quest for ‘good food’: The practices, spatial dynamics and influence of food-related curation in Sweden. Geoforum, 64, pp. 205-216.

Joosse, S. (2015). The Making and Re‐making of a Regional Product: The Case of Zeeland Madder. Sociologia Ruralis. DOI: 10.1111/soru.12076.

Berglund, B., Aradóttir, Á. & Hallgren, L. (2015) Stakeholder Interaction in Participatory Land Restoration in Iceland: Environmental Officers' Challenges and Strategies. Environmental Management. Vol 56.

Alarcón, C. (2015). Forests at the limits. Forestry, land use and climate change from political ecology and environmental communication perspectives: the case of Chile & Sweden, Doctoral Thesis No. 2015: 5, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. ISSN: 1652-6880. ISBN: 978-91-576-8228-4.

Gunnarsson, E., Hansen, H. P., Nielsen, B.  & Skriskandarajah, N. (Eds.) (2015) Action Research for Democracy: New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia, Routledge.

Westberg. L. & Powell, S. (2015) Participate for Women’s Sake? A Gender analysis of a Swedish Collaborative Environmental Management Project. Society and Natural Resources, 28: 1233-1248.

Lundström, C., Lindblom, J., Ljung, M. & Jonsson, A. (2015). Some considerations about the development and implementation process of a new agricultural decision support system for site-specific fertilisation. Precision Agriculture 15, pp. 437-444.

Terres, J.-M., Scacchiafichi L. N., Wania, A., Ambar, M., Anguiano, E., Buckwell, A., Coppola, A., Gocht, A., Nordström Källström, H., Pointereau, P., Strijker, D., Visek, L., Vranken, L. & Zobena, A. (2015) Farmland abandonment in Europe: identification of drivers and indicators, and development of a risk composite indicator. Land Use Policy, vol 49 (SI), pp. 30-42.

Hallgren, L. & Westberg, L. (2015) Adaptive management? – Observations of knowledge coordination in communication practice of Swedish game management. Wildlife biology 21: 3.

Powell, S. & Arora-Jonsson, S. (2015) The Ethics of Political Correctness. In Nakray, K., Alston, M. & Whittenbury, K. (Eds.) Understanding Social Science Research Ethics: Inter-disciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives for a Globalising World, Publisher: Routledge.

Publications 2014

Hamunen, K., Appelstrand, M., Hujala, T., Kurttila, M., Sriskandarajah, N. & Westberg, L. (2014) Defining Peer-to-peer Learning – from an Old ‘Art of Practice’ to a New Mode of Forest Owner Extension? Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-15: 293-307.

Westin, M., Calderon, C. & Hellquist, A. (2014) The Inquiry Based Approach IBA: a facilitator’s handbook. Visby, SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development.

Bohman, A. & Raitio, K. (2014) How frames matter - Common sense and institutional choice in Ghana's water sector. Journal of Environment & Development 23 (2): 247-270. doi: 10.1177/1070496514525405.

Raitio, K. & Harkki, S. (2014) The disappearing chain of responsibility: Legitimacy challenges in the political governance of Finnish Forest and Park Service. Land Use Policy 39: 281-291. DOI:

Joosse, S. (2014). Is it local? A study about the social production of local and regional foods and goods. Doctoral thesis. Geographica, Uppsala University.

Grubbström, A., Stenbacka, S. & Joosse, S. (2014). Balancing family traditions and business: Gendered strategies for achieving future resilience among agricultural students. Journal of Rural Studies, 35, pp. 152-161.

von Essen, E., Hansen, H. P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M. N., & Peterson, T. R. (2014) The radicalisation of rural resistance: How hunting counterpublics in the Nordic countries contribute to illegal hunting. Journal of Rural Studies. no. 39, pp. 199-209.

von Essen, E., Hansen, H. P., Nordström Källström, H., Peterson, M. N., & Peterson, T. R. (2014) Deconstructing the Poaching Phenomenon: A Review of Typologies for Understanding Illegal Hunting. British Journal of Criminology no. 54 (4): 632-651.

Publications 2013

Powell, S. & Ah-King, M. (2013). A case study of integrating gender perspectives in teaching and in subject content at a natural science university in Sweden, International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol.5, No.1.

Sandström, C., Eckerberg, K. & Raitio, K. (2013) Studying conflicts, proposing solutions - Towards multi-level approaches to the analyses of conflicts. Guest editorial to the Special Issue: Forest land use and conflict management: global issues and lessons learned. Forest Policy and Economics 33, pp. 123-127.

Saarikoski, H. & Raitio, K. (2013) Science and politics in old-growth forest conflict in Upper Lapland. Nature and Culture 8 (1): 53-73.

Saarikoski, H., Raitio, K. & Barry, J. (2013) Explaining ‘success’ in conflict resolution – Policy regime changes and new interactive arenas in the Great Bear Rainforest. Land Use Policy, 32, pp. 271-280.

Alarcón C. & Navarro C. (2013). Worker Solidarity Confronting the Crises of Capitalism: Bottom-up Solidarity Economy and Political Ecology in South America, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Think Piece on Social and Solidarity Economy. Available at:

Boonstra, W. J. & Joosse, S. (2013). The Social Dynamics of Degrowth. Environmental Values, 22 (2): 171-189.

Berglund, B., Hallgren, L. & Aradóttir, Á. (2013) Cultivating Communication: Participatory Approaches in Land Restoration in Iceland. Ecology and Society 18 (2): 35.

Calderon, C. (2013) Politicising Participation: towards a new theoretical approach to participation in the planning and design of public space. Doctoral Dissertation. Uppsala: SLU.

Raitio, K. (2013) Discursive institutionalist approach to conflict management analysis – The case of old-growth forest conflicts on Finnish state-owned land. Forest Policy and Economics 33, pp. 97-103. DOI:

Calderon, C. & Chelleri, L. (2013) Social processes in the production of public spaces: structuring forces and actors in the renewal of a deprived neighbourhood in Barcelona, Journal of Urban Design 18, pp. 409-428.

Ångman, E. (2013) Was this just for show? Discursive Closure and Opening in a Public Participatory Process. Environmental Communication, 7 (3), pp. 409-426.

Publications 2012

Raitio, K. & Saarikoski, H. (2012) Governing old-growth forests: The interdependence of actors in Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Society and Natural Resources 25 (9): 900-914. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2011.642462.

Calderon, C. (2012) Social Urbanism: participatory urban upgrading in Medellin, Colombia, in Lawrence, Yildiz & Kellett (Eds.) Requalifying the built environment: challenges and responses. Göttingen: Hogrefe Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88937-430-0.

Alarcón, C. & Hansen, H. P. (2012) Forest research from a critical perspective: How can it contribute to new knowledge?, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 27 (2): 108-119.

Raitio, K. (2012) New Institutional Approach to Collaborative Forest Planning: Methods for Analysis and Lessons for Policy. Land Use Policy 29 (2): 309-316.

Alarcón C. (2012) Forest: capital accumulation, climate change and crises in Chile and Sweden, in Hornborg, A., Clark, B. & Hermele, K. (Eds.) Ecology and Power- Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future. London: Routledge.

Widenfalk, O., Solbreck, C. & Bergeå, H. L. (2012) Small-scale resource tracking in a population of a long-lived insect. Ecology and Evolution 2 (11): 2659-2668.

Kleinschmit, D., Alarcón, C., & Hansen, H. P. (2012) The social relevance of forest policy research - views from the Nordic countries, editors’ preface to special issue on forest policy research in Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 27 (2): 105-107.

Ångman, E. (2012) Feelings and Fellings. Exploring the Process of Communication in Forest Management Conflicts. Doctoral Dissertation. Faculty of natural resources and Agricultural Sciences. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Publications 2011

Ångman, E., Hallgren, L. & Nordström E.-M. (2011) Managing Impressions and Forests: The Importance of Social Interaction in the Co-creation of a Natural Resource Conflict. Society and Natural Resources 24 (12): 1335-1344.

Alarcón, C. (2011) Can politics of ciudadanía move social movements forward?, in Moksnes, H. & Melin, M. (Eds.) Power to the People? Uppsala Center for Sustainable development, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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