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Making Sense of Environmental Values: Wetlands in Kenya
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)Alternative title
Att förstå olika miljövärden : Våtmarker i Kenya (Swedish)
Abstract [sv]

En av de viktigaste frågorna i världen idag är naturresurshantering. Med en väx-ande befolkning och hoten från klimatförändringar kommer förvaltningen av jordens naturresurser bli än viktigare, såväl för dagens generation som kommande generationer. En viktig aspekt när det gäller naturresurshantering är hur människor uppfattar och värderar naturen. För att komma närmare dessa miljövärden har ett flertal olika vetenskapliga tillvägagångssätt föreslagits. Den här avhandlingen undersöker hur det är möjligt att närma sig miljövärden under olika omständighe-ter och utifrån olika behov. Detta görs genom att undersöka hur olika teorier har använts, och kan användas, avseende olika våtmarker i Kenya. I utvecklingslän-der har naturresurser, teoretiskt sett, ett högre värde eftersom fattiga människor till en högre grad är direkt beroende av naturresurser och ekosystemtjänster. Ut-gångspunkten i denna avhandling är sex våtmarksområden i Kenya under olika förvaltning och med ett flertal, både aktuella och potentiella, användare. I av-handlingen undersöks hur lokalsamhället, myndigheter, industrier och turister uppfattar och värderar våtmarkerna. Genom att applicera ett arenaperspektiv, som betonar vikten av tvärvetenskap, diskuteras i avhandlingen det ekonomiska värdet av miljön för att sedan applicera andra metoder såsom emergy analys, stakeholder analys, kulturteori och riskanalys för att bredda och berika värderingen av miljön.

Abstract [en]

One of the most important issues in the world, both for present and future genera-tions, concerns natural resource management. With a growing global population and the threat of climate change, issues relating to natural resource management will grow in importance with time. One fundamental aspect of natural resource management is how people perceive and value the environment. The value that is ascribed to natural resources will be one of the determinants in the choices that people face in regards to their management. A wide range of approaches have been suggested to approach environmental values. This thesis focuses on analys-ing the assessment of environmental values under different circumstances and needs. This is done by exploring the ways various theories have and can be used to approach natural resource valuation in different wetland management situations in Kenya. In the developing world the value of natural resources can, theoreti-cally, be seen as even higher than in the developed world, due to poor peoples’ direct dependency on their natural resources and the ecosystem services and goods that they provide. The point of departure in this thesis is six wetland areas with different management strategies and with multiple users. It examines how local communities, governmental authorities, industries and tourists perceive the value of the wetlands. By applying an arena perspective, that emphasises the need of interdisciplinarity, this thesis discusses the economic value of the environment and applies other methods such as, emergy analysis, stakeholder analysis, cultural theory and risk analysis, to enrich the valuation of environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2008. , 51 + papers 1-4 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 418
Keyword [en]
Environmental values, interdisciplinarity, economic environmental valuation, stakeholder analysis, emergy analysis, risk analysis, cultural theory, Kenya, wetlands, natural resource management, arena perspective
Keyword [sv]
Miljövärden, tvärvetenskap, ekonomisk miljövärdering, stakeholder analys, emergy analys, riskanalys, kulturteori, Kenya, våtmarker, naturresurshantering, arenaperspektiv
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10413ISBN: 978-91-85715-01-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-10413DiVA: diva2:17159
Public defence
2008-02-01, Val, Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Supervisors
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. How to approach wetland values and risks
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How to approach wetland values and risks
2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12831 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved
2. Approaching Reality: Comparing Stakeholder Analysis and Cultural Theory in the Context of Natural Resource Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>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
Abstract [en]

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.

Keyword
Cultural theory, Grid/group, Stakeholder analysis, Naivasha, Natural resource management, Kenya
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12832 (URN)10.1016/j.landusepol.2007.11.004 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2009-04-23
3. Sugar industry effluent treatment in the Lake Victoria basin – a case study of Sugar industry effluent treatment in the Lake Victoria basin: a case study of performance, cost and resource use including local ecosystem services
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sugar industry effluent treatment in the Lake Victoria basin – a case study of Sugar industry effluent treatment in the Lake Victoria basin: a case study of performance, cost and resource use including local ecosystem services
2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12833 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved
4. Tourism and its impact on people and nature
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism and its impact on people and nature
2010 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12834 (URN)
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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