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Norrman, Linda, 2015. Opportunities for increased conflict management : a cross-case study at the Department of Policy Implementation at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

Managing conflicts within natural resource management is important for sustainable development,
and one of the issues within this research area concerns key relationships between
agential and structural factors, desk officer’s space of action, and competence.
Based on Hay’s Strategic Rational Approach, this study analyses the opportunities and
challenges in the management of natural resources at the Swedish Environmental Protection
Agency. The analysis is based in a qualitative and abductive methodology with 13
interviews from purposively sampled cross cases. Key conclusions include that desk officers
perceive expert knowledge as the key competence for successful natural resource conflict
management; how an experienced gap between hierarchical levels and horizontal
functions results in non-optimal communication and inhibited learning; how strategic actors
can influence structure and how structure influence the decisions of strategic actors.

Main title:Opportunities for increased conflict management
Subtitle:a cross-case study at the Department of Policy Implementation at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Authors:Norrman, Linda
Supervisor:Raitio, Kaisa
Examiner:Hansen, Hans Peter
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM026 Environmental communication and management - Master's programme
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:conflict management, structure, agency, Environmental Protection Agency
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4876
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4876
Subjects:Energy resources management
Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:29 Sep 2015 13:52
Metadata Last Modified:29 Sep 2015 13:52

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