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dc.contributor.authorCalvet Mir, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorMaestre Andrés, Sara-
dc.contributor.authorMolina, José Luis-
dc.contributor.authorvan den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M-
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona-
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)-
dc.identifier.citationCalvet-Mir, L., Maestre-Andrés, S., Molina, J.L. & Van den Bergh, J. (2015). Participation in protected areas: a social network case study in Catalonia, Spain. Ecology and Society, 20(4). doi: 10.5751/ES-07989-200445-
dc.description.abstractLocal participation of stakeholders in governance of protected areas is considered to be important to natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Social network analysis (SNA) is a useful tool for analysis because it allows the understanding of stakeholders' relationships, interactions, and influences through communication networks. We combine quantitative and qualitative data to undertake a SNA for the natural park of Sant Llorenç del Munt in Catalonia, Spain. This is aimed at (1) assessing the structure of the communication network; (2) comparing the informal communication network with the formal participatory bodies of the natural park; and (3) selecting participants for subsequent analyses of the adequate governance structure of the natural park. The results suggest that an informal network of communication, which is reasonably well represented in participatory bodies, exists. However, this communication network is not functioning perfectly because stakeholders experience a lack of trust in the governance bodies of the park, which they perceive to be ineffective. Our results show that SNA is an effective tool to support the creation of a broad representation of stakeholders in participatory processes.en
dc.publisherEcology and Society-
dc.relation.ispartofEcology and Society, 2015, 20(4)-
dc.rights(c) Author/s & (c) Journal-
dc.subjectcommunication networken
dc.subjectnatural resource governanceen
dc.subjectresource managementen
dc.subjectsocial network analysisen
dc.subjectstakeholder analysisen
dc.subjectredes de comunicaciónes
dc.subjectgobernanza de los recursos naturaleses
dc.subjectadministración de los recursoses
dc.subjectanálisis de las redes socialeses
dc.subjectanálisis de las partes interesadases
dc.subjectxarxes de comunicacióca
dc.subjectgovernança dels recursos naturalsca
dc.subjectgestió dels recursosca
dc.subjectanàlisi de les xarxes socialsca
dc.subjectanàlisi de les parts interessadesca
dc.subject.lcshNature conservationen
dc.titleParticipation in protected areas: a social network case study in Catalonia, Spain-
dc.subject.lemacNatura -- Proteccióca
dc.subject.lcshesNaturaleza -- Protecciónes
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