Approaching Reality: Comparing Stakeholder Analysis and Cultural Theory in the Context of Natural Resource Management
2008 (English)In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, Vol. 25, no 4, 550-562 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Increased pressure on ecosystems and enhanced competition over the use of natural resources makes it necessary to develop sustainable methods for natural resource management (NRM). However, NRM is a complicated issue. It involves numerous stakeholders, with different needs, resources and perceptions of nature. Stakeholder participation will necessarily be selective, based both on theoretical assumptions about who is a legitimate stakeholder and unevenly distributed power among stakeholders. Although stakeholder involvement is important, sometimes the theory appears to be rather blunt. It has been suggested that, since different categories of stakeholders embody different perceptions of nature, cultural theory could provide important additional criteria for stakeholder involvement. Based on field studies in Naivasha, Kenya, this paper analyses pros and cons of stakeholder analysis and investigates the usefulness of cultural theory for improved stakeholder analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 25, no 4, 550-562 p.
Cultural theory, Grid/group, Stakeholder analysis, Naivasha, Natural resource management, Kenya
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12832DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2007.11.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12832DiVA: diva2:17156