Journal article

Theorizing benefits and constraints in collaborative environmental governance: a transdisciplinary social-ecological network approach for empirical investigations

Orjan Bodin, Garry Robins, Ryan RJ McAllister, Angela M Guerrero, Beatrice Crona, Maria Tengo, Mark Lubell



When environmental processes cut across socioeconomic boundaries, traditional top-down government approaches struggle to effectively manage and conserve ecosystems. In such cases, governance arrangements that foster multiactor collaboration are needed. The effectiveness of such arrangements, however, depends on how well any ecological interdependencies across governed ecosystems are aligned with patterns of collaboration. This inherent interdisciplinary and complex problem has impeded progress in developing a better understanding of how to govern ecosystems for conservation in an increasingly interconnected world. We argue for the development of empirically informed theories, which are not o..

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Funding Acknowledgements

BC, MT, and OB were supported by MISTRA through a core grant to Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. BC was also supported by the Erling-Persson Family Foundation through the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere program at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden. OB acknowledges support from the strategic research program Ekoklim at Stockholm University. AG was supported by the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.