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Saunders, F., Gilek, M., Ikauniece, A., Tafon, R. V., Gee, K. & Zaucha, J. (2020). Theorizing Social Sustainability and Justice in Marine Spatial Planning: Democracy, Diversity, and Equity. Sustainability, 12(6), Article ID 2560.
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2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, nr 6, artikel-id 2560Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This article elaborates a conceptual framework to examine social sustainability in marinespatial planning (MSP). Based on a critical literature review of key texts on social sustainabilityin MSP and the broader sustainable development literature we show the need to elaborate acogent and comprehensive approach for the analysis and pursuit of social sustainability linkedto the sea. We then theorize social sustainability by developing a conceptual framework throughintegrating three dimensions: Recognition, Representation and Distribution. While these three socialsustainability/justice features clearly overlap and are interdependent in practice, the conceptualthinking underpinning each of them is distinctive and when taken together they contributetowards conceiving social sustainability as a pillar of sustainability. Our approach can support ananalysis/evaluation of MSP in that, first, its broad scope and adaptability makes it suitable to examinethe wide range of claims, demands, and concerns that are likely to be encountered across dierentpractical MSP settings. Second, it acknowledges the opportunities and challenges of assessing,implementing, and achieving social justice within a broader sustainability framework.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Basel: MDPI, 2020
Nyckelord
marine governance, social sustainability, social justice, conceptual framework, participation, representation, democracy, equity, distribution, recognition, distribution
Nationell ämneskategori
Tvärvetenskapliga studier inom samhällsvetenskap Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40425 (URN)10.3390/su12062560 (DOI)000523751400407 ()2-s2.0-85082935422 (Scopus ID)
Projekt
Taking Social Sustainability to the Sea (ÖSS)
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen, 46/18
Tillgänglig från: 2020-03-24 Skapad: 2020-03-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-04-27Bibliografiskt granskad
Saunders, F. P., Gilek, M. & Tafon, R. (2019). Adding People to the Sea: Conceptualizing Social Sustainability in Maritime Spatial Planning. In: Jacek Zaucha & Kira Gee (Ed.), Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future (pp. 175-199). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Adding People to the Sea: Conceptualizing Social Sustainability in Maritime Spatial Planning
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future / [ed] Jacek Zaucha & Kira Gee, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, s. 175-199Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

While there is growing critique emerging to address social sustainability in marine/maritime spatial planning (MSP), overwhelmingly attention has been on governance, economic and environmental aspects. This chapter redresses this by proposing a conceptual framework to elucidate key features of social sustainability in MSP. The ambition is to both note the existing critique of MSP and go beyond it by more clearly and comprehensively articulating how social sustainability could be conceived in MSP, as well as how this framework could be applied to analyse MSP practice. Key features of social sustainability elaborated are: deepening democratic decision-making, inclusion of socio-cultural values and knowledge, equitable distribution and social cohesion. Finally, the chapter concludes by nominating strategies to give greater visibility to social sustainability as a key MSP concern.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Nyckelord
Development studies
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37455 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-98696-8_8 (DOI)000487297300009 ()2186/3.1.1/2014 (Lokalt ID)978-3-319-98695-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-98696-8 (ISBN)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Arkivnummer)2186/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Projekt
BONUS BALTSPACE project
Forskningsfinansiär
EU, Europeiska forskningsrådetÖstersjöstiftelsen, 27/2014Forte, Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärdVetenskapsrådet
Anmärkning

This work was the result of (1) the BONUS BALTSPACE project and was supported by BONUS (Art 185), funded jointly by the EU, Swedish Research Council FORMAS and other Baltic Sea national funding institutions and (2) research funding from The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.

Tillgänglig från: 2019-01-28 Skapad: 2019-01-28 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-02-24Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V., Saunders, F. & Gilek, M. (2019). Re-reading marine spatial planning through Foucault, Haugaard and others: An analysis of domination, empowerment and freedom. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 21(6), 754-768
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Re-reading marine spatial planning through Foucault, Haugaard and others: An analysis of domination, empowerment and freedom
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 21, nr 6, s. 754-768Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Abstract [en]

Marine spatial planning (MSP) has emerged as a radical approach to achieving sustainable development objectives at sea. While critics challenge its avowed radicalness, often through highlighting dominative processes, more insidious mechanisms of restricted agency remain under-elaborated, as are the productive power and potential of planning. This paper offers a more robust and balanced reading of MSP/power. First, drawing on Haugaard, we read MSP as providing actors with dispositional power to act in concert, thus entailing a move from the risks of ‘resource rush’ to structuring, which facilitates predictability and promotes agency. However, MSP’ing may also restrict agency when (1) powerful actors misuse opportunities for concerted action to pursue sectoral goals; (2) planning fantasies and the planner’s cognitive limitation sustain dominative power-relations; and (3) in setting the boundaries of MSP, bias is mobilized in favor of vested interests. We thus deploy Foucault’s notion of freedom, to analyze the relationship between ‘steering’ and resistance subjectivities, and his concept of parrhesias to consider to what extent, an ethico-political planner may contribute towards more equitable processes and outcomes. We conclude that besides the planner, the state as the ultimate authority in MSP must intervene substantively to minimize differentials in the distribution of actors’social resources.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2019
Nyckelord
Development studies, Marine spatial planning; agency; empowerment; domination; Foucault and Haugaard
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38064 (URN)10.1080/1523908X.2019.1673155 (DOI)000489951000001 ()2-s2.0-85073939705 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region, 185Östersjöstiftelsen, 2186/3.1.1/2014
Anmärkning

Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.

Tillgänglig från: 2019-04-25 Skapad: 2019-04-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-04-01Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V. (2019). Small-scale fishers as allies or opponents?: Unlocking looming tensions and potential exclusions in Poland’s marine spatial planning. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 21(6), 637-648
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Small-scale fishers as allies or opponents?: Unlocking looming tensions and potential exclusions in Poland’s marine spatial planning
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 21, nr 6, s. 637-648Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The success of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) depends on the effective participation of small-scale fishers (SSFs), and the extent to which marine governance in general can address the problems they face. As Poland's MSP in areas that are key to small-scale fisheries are yet to begin, this paper explores tensions in the country's looming coastal MSP processes through clarifying both the risks faced by SSFs and their perspectives on MSP. Using semi-structured interviews with SSFs and analytical literature reviews on small-scale fisheries, it is found that Poland's MSP is cast against a contentious history of marine resource management that shapes negative perceptions of and attitudes towards both the European Union-mediated MSP and marine scientists. Notably, SSFs believe that (1) authorities often undervalue and underutilize their experiential knowledge, (2) MSP is intended primarily to facilitate the siting of offshore wind farms and, (3) scientific knowledge is either not effectively communicated or is at the service of investors. A discussion follows that proposes measures through which planners can ensure procedural fairness. The paper concludes by offering TURF-Reserves as a novel and integrated co-management system within MSP which has potentials for empowering SSFs and revitalizing Poland's small-scale fisheries, while ensuring effective marine protection.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Routledge, 2019
Nyckelord
Small-scale fishers; Poland; TURF-Reserves; ocean governance and marine spatial planning; inclusion and exclusion
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38060 (URN)10.1080/1523908X.2019.1661235 (DOI)000484318400001 ()2-s2.0-85071363746 (Scopus ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Lokalt ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Arkivnummer)2186/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Projekt
BaltSpace
Forskningsfinansiär
BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region, 185Östersjöstiftelsen, 2186/3.1.1/2014
Anmärkning

Som manuskript i avhandling. As manuscript in dissertation.

Tillgänglig från: 2019-04-25 Skapad: 2019-04-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-11-05Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V. (2019). The “Dark Side” of Marine Spatial Planning: A study of domination, empowerment and freedom through theories of discourse and power. (Doctoral dissertation). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
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2019 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to contribute to the marine spatial planning (MSP) literature by elaborating a robust theoretical account of power for a more rigorous and balanced critical analysis of MSP. Conceived as a problem-solving regime, MSP has emerged as a radical approach to govern the use and protection of marine resources. However, critics are questioning the radicalness of MSP, particularly its ability to address issues around knowledge, stakeholder and land-sea integration, as well as power asymmetry, distributive justice and equity. Nonetheless, critics largely conceive power in MSP as restricting agency. Even so, insidious mechanisms of power remain under-examined, as are the productive power and potential of planning. This thesis brings concepts from discourse and power theories together (drawing on Foucault, Laclau and Mouffe, and Haugaard) to conceptualize various mechanisms of power in MSP. The framework is then brought into dialogue with planning issues in Estonia and Poland. Empirical data are drawn from semi-structured interviews, legal judgments, planning and policy documents, as well as position papers and media statements, which are produced by planners, officials, developers, fishers and coastal residents. The following findings and conclusions are reached. First, MSP’ing (verb form) restricts agency because (a) in planning encounters, powerful actors misuse opportunities for concerted action to reach sectoral rather than collective goals; (b) in setting the agenda, various biases are mobilized in favor of vested interests; and (c) the fantasmatic power of planning conjoin with the planner’s cognitive limitation to naturalize and sustain subjugation. Second, MSP is a laudable system. It provides stakeholders with the dispositional power to get things done in concert, which entails a normatively felicitous move from the risks of open commons-type conflicts and chaos to structuring and predictability. Third, when planning is rigidly done within the confines of legality and programmatic norms, “free” subjects of planning may be transformed into immovable subjects of resistance, who may develop contestatory strategies that have transformatory potentials. Fourth, to both facilitate equitable planning processes and outcomes, and ensure efficiency and stability, not only must the planner be reflective of the norms and ideologies that shape her actions and/or inactions, but the state as the ultimate governing authority in MSP must also take measures to minimize asymmetries in the distribution of social resources. The thesis makes a call for scholars to contribute towards planning praxis through analyzing who the weakest actors are in each MSP setting, what their context-specific needs are, and what empowerment may entail for them.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019. s. 180
Serie
Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 164
Nyckelord
marine spatial planning; discourse; power; domination; empowerment; freedom; conflict; resistance; small-scale fisheries; offshore wind energy
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38051 (URN)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Lokalt ID)978-91-88663-67-2 (ISBN)978-91-88663-68-9 (ISBN)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Arkivnummer)2186/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Disputation
2019-05-29, MA624, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (Engelska)
Opponent
Handledare
Projekt
BaltSpace
Tillgänglig från: 2019-05-08 Skapad: 2019-04-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-05-09Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V., Howarth, D. & Griggs, S. (2019). The Politics of Estonia's Offshore Wind Energy Programme: Discourse, power and marine spatial planning. Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, 37(1), 157-176
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The Politics of Estonia's Offshore Wind Energy Programme: Discourse, power and marine spatial planning
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, ISSN 0263-774X, E-ISSN 1472-3425, Vol. 37, nr 1, s. 157-176Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

There is growing recognition that marine spatial planning is an inherently political process marked by a clash of discourses, power and conflicts of interest. Yet, there are very few attempts to make sense of and explain the political practices of marine spatial planning protests in different contexts, especially the way that planners and developers create the conditions for the articulation of objections, and then develop new strategies to negotiate and mediate community resistance. Using poststructuralist discourse theory, the article analyses the politics of a proposed offshore wind energy project in Estonia within the context of the country’s marine spatial planning processes. First, through the lens of politicization, it explores the strategies of political mobilization and the rival discourses of expertise and sustainability through which residents and municipal actors have contested the offshore wind energy project. Secondly, through the lens of depoliticization, it explains the discursive and legalistic strategies employed by developers, planners and an Administrative Court to displace – spatially and temporally – the core issues of contestation, thus legitimizing the offshore wind energy plan. We argue that the spaces created by the preplanning conjuncture offered the most conducive conditions for residents to voice concerns about the proposed project in a dialogical fashion, whereas the marine spatial planning and post-planning phases became mired in a therapeutic-style consultation, set alongside rigid and unreflexive interpretations and applications of legality. We conclude by setting out the limits of the Estonian marine spatial planning as a process for resolving conflicts, while offering an alternative model of handling such public controversies, which we call pragmatic adversarialism.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Sage Publications, 2019
Nyckelord
Marine spatial planning, politicization and depoliticization, discourse theory and power, offshore wind energy conflict, discourses and resistance strategies
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34961 (URN)10.1177/2399654418778037 (DOI)000458856000008 ()2-s2.0-85047821963 (Scopus ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Lokalt ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Arkivnummer)2186/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Projekt
BaltSpace
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen, 27/2014BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea regionForskningsrådet Formas
Tillgänglig från: 2018-05-15 Skapad: 2018-05-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-02-24Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V. & Saunders, F. (2019). The Politics of Land Grabbing: State and corporate power and the (trans)nationalization of resistance in Cameroon. Journal of Agrarian Change, 19(1), 41-63
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The Politics of Land Grabbing: State and corporate power and the (trans)nationalization of resistance in Cameroon
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Agrarian Change, ISSN 1471-0358, E-ISSN 1471-0366, Vol. 19, nr 1, s. 41-63Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Approaching land grabbing as a site of politics wherein power functions in the challenge and/or stabilization of agrarian socioecological injustices, we capture agrarian relations in Cameroon in 2 fundamental ways. Drawing on Laclauian insights, we discuss power as a “counter‐hegemonic” practice, to characterize the resistance strategies of local NGOs, in terms of their articulated discourses around the socioecological effects of land grabs, on the one hand, and the political possibilities that this articulatory practice opens, in terms of (trans)nationalizing resistance across social identities and space, on the other hand. Here, the analysis adopts a Foucauldian‐inspired critique with strong commitments towards agrarian socioecological justice, in a context where policies to protect democratic access to land are absent. Second, framed as a hegemonic/governmental “form of rule,” we capture how state and diplomatic actors sought to override dissent and stabilize the contentious land deal. We also show how a moment of presidential “nondecision,” characterized by a hyper‐centralized bureaucracy conjoined with these hegemonic forces to disempower local administrative and judicial leverage, thereby fostering corporate power. The article thus contributes to debates on state and corporate powers, as well as the strategies of, or possibilities and constraints for resistance “from below” to irradiate and structure into a compelling force.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Wiley-Blackwell, 2019
Nyckelord
Development studies, Cameroon, land grabbing, NGO discourses and alliances, state and corporate power, (trans)national resistance
Nationell ämneskategori
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34889 (URN)10.1111/joac.12264 (DOI)000453777100003 ()2-s2.0-85058781092 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2018-04-25 Skapad: 2018-04-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-04-01Bibliografiskt granskad
Tafon, R. V. (2018). Taking power to sea: Towards a post-structuralist discourse theoretical critique of marine spatial planning. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(2), 58-273
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Taking power to sea: Towards a post-structuralist discourse theoretical critique of marine spatial planning
2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, ISSN 2399-6544, E-ISSN 2399-6552, Vol. 36, nr 2, s. 58-273Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Responding to calls for a more theoretically driven, post-positivist and radical marine spatial planning research that approaches the policy as a political project, this paper develops a poststructuralist discourse theory approach to critical marine spatial planning. Elaborating radical contingency as an ontological condition of social life, which points to the ineradicability of power and conflict in marine spatial planning social relations, the paper problematizes marine spatial planning as constituting politics, or key practices that attempt to organize human coexistence and thus, conceal this radical contingency. These practices (e.g. ecosystem-based management, participation, planning regulation and the organization of socio-natural spaces), whose outcomes are far from adaptive, consensual or neutral are discussed as sites of ‘politics’ that effectively marginalize particular groups of people and ‘herd’ their participation and ways of knowing toward achieving limited policy outcomes. Drawing on the EU Marine Spatial Planning Directive, the paper further teases out how specific narratives and rhetorical signifiers around ‘integrating’ and ‘balancing’ potentially irreconcilable sustainable development objectives may interpellate particular stakeholders in ways that render them ideologically complicitous in sustaining, rather than challenging, neoliberal logics of managerialism and economic maximization of marine resources. But in tune with the ontological condition of the social as radically contingent, the paper discusses how and why participatory spaces may constitute a potential space of contestation for marginalized voices and thus, reveal the political moment of marine spatial planning. Calls are made for future empirically grounded research that explores how these marine spatial planning practices are lived in both planning and extra-planning settings, and with what implications for marine protection and extant social relations of power in different marine spatial planning contexts.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Sage Publications, 2018
Nyckelord
Critical marine spatial planning, post-structuralist discourse theory, ecosystem-based management, participation, power (politics and the political)
Nationell ämneskategori
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32811 (URN)10.1177/2399654417707527 (DOI)000429797300005 ()2-s2.0-85033586255 (Scopus ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Lokalt ID)2186/3.1.1/2014 (Arkivnummer)2186/3.1.1/2014 (OAI)
Projekt
BaltSpace
Forskningsfinansiär
Östersjöstiftelsen, 27/2014Forskningsrådet FormasEU, FP7, Sjunde ramprogrammet
Tillgänglig från: 2017-06-14 Skapad: 2017-06-14 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-02-24Bibliografiskt granskad
Saunders, F., Gilek, M., Gee, K., Dahl, K., Hassler, B., Luttmann, A., . . . Zaucha, J. (2017). BONUS BALTSPACE Deliverable D2.4: MSP as a governance approach? Knowledge integration challenges in MSP in the Baltic Sea. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
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2017 (Engelska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Developing integrative decision-making underpinned by a diverse knowledge base is seen as essential to meet marine spatial planning’s (MSP) sustainable development aspirations. In contributing to a better understanding of how this might be achieved, this report considers knowledge integration challenges drawing on several MSP empirical cases across the Baltic Sea Region. Each case-study, involves Baltic Sea states at different stages of developing national marine spatial plans. At the Baltic-wide level, HELCOM-VASAB has interpreted the Ecosystem Approach in MSP as relying heavily on an evidence-base informed by natural scientific and expert knowledge. The results of the report show that challenges arise when trying to apply scientific knowledge to MSP events or processes for a number of reasons such as, incomplete data and associated substantial uncertainty or because stakeholders contest the policy interpretation of the data. This raises questions of how to assess or evaluate the quality and comprehensiveness/sufficiency of scientific and stakeholder knowledge or input into MSP decision-making, particularly in highly politicised, conflictual contexts, such as the integration of parts of the fishing sector in MSP in Poland. MSP in German territorial waters provides a positive example, where science and stakeholder knowledge input have been integrated in decision-making through informal and formal processes. This case exhibits evidence of social learning where authorities have reflected on previous experiences and invested in actively nurturing the meaningful participation of a wide variety of stakeholders (to form a community of practice) over an extended period of time. The key findings of the report call for more attention to be paid to ways that scientific and stakeholder knowledge can be fruitfully incorporated in MSP, through initiatives such as: the development of knowledge evaluation measures; drawing more actively on social science expertise to help facilitate processes of stakeholder engagement and knowledge inclusion; and paying more attention to how to include heterogeneous socio-cultural values and knowledge (placed-based) in a way that improves the salience of scientific knowledge and the legitimacy of MSP decision-making.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017. s. 36
Nyckelord
Development studies, Baltic Sea; ecosystem approach; knowledge integration; Marine spatial planning; scientific knowledge; social learning; social science
Nationell ämneskategori
Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34035 (URN)
Projekt
Towards sustainable planning of Baltic marine space (BONUS BALTSPACE)
Forskningsfinansiär
BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region
Tillgänglig från: 2018-01-08 Skapad: 2018-01-08 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-11-07Bibliografiskt granskad
Saunders, F. P., Gilek, M., Gee, K., Göke, C., Hassler, B., Lenninger, P., . . . Zaucha, J. (2016). BALTSPACE Deliverable: D1.2: Final Guidance Document on Analysing Possibilities and Challenges for MSP Integration. Stockholm: BONUS
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2016 (Engelska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Alternativ titel[en]
BONUS BALTSPACE Deliverable D1.2 : Possibilities and Challenges for MSP Integration
Abstract [en]

This report makes a case for examining the role of integration and its links to how sustainable development is variably expressed in different marine spatial planning (MSP) contexts. The aim of the report is to refine an analytical approach to examine integration in MSP in the Baltic Sea through consideration of preliminary empirical results from a broad range of case studies. MSP is conceptualised here as a governance platform for improving processes to enable political decision-making with the aim to achieve sustainable development of marine space. Integration is universally espoused as a means to address a variety of challenges closely related to MSP’s sustainable development ambitions, such as supporting inter-sectoral decision-making, stakeholder engagement and cross-border interaction, but its role, value and implementation in MSP has not been examined in any empirical detail. Although increased integration may well have positive effects on MSP processes and outcomes, in some instances, the contrary might also be the case. With these thoughts in mind, this report argues that we need to analyse integration as a multidimensional concept in MSP processes and outcomes. Based on understandings of integration derived from MSP experience and concepts in the broader social science literature, an analytical framework is developed to examine MSP practice in the Baltic Sea. Integration is conceptualised as including transboundary/cross-border, policy/sectoral, stakeholder and knowledge dimensions. Despite common requirements under the European Union MSP Directive and policies, national jurisdictions are likely to adopt MSP differently, which has implications for the role integration is likely to play in national and transnational MSP practice. Drawing on empirical data derived from national MSP studies, stakeholder dialogue forums and preliminary interviews with stakeholders the analytical framework is applied to examine how particular integration challenges play out in both national and transnational marine space across the Baltic Sea Region. The analytical framework is then used to structure an examination of several case studies from different parts of the Baltic Sea Region. Based on consideration of the empirical work and an analyses of previous experiences in science and practice we then propose some revisions to the initial analytical framework presented earlier. The revised analytical framework, while capturing the integration dimensions mentioned earlier, also includes consideration of the following aspects of integration: how ‘balance’ between sustainable development dimensions is exercised; the character of cross-boundary interactions; and temporal dynamics. Instead of a conclusion, short think-pieces are presented to capture the main insights of the report, which could be used to aid the examination of integration in MSP in other MSP contexts, beyond the Baltic Sea.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Stockholm: BONUS, 2016. s. 43
Nyckelord
Development studies, Marine Spatial Planning, integration, sustainable development, Baltic Sea Region, transnational, social science
Nationell ämneskategori
Studier av offentlig förvaltning Miljövetenskap
Forskningsämne
Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Miljövetenskapliga studier
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31193 (URN)
Projekt
BONUS BALTSPACE
Forskningsfinansiär
BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region, 942-2015-19
Tillgänglig från: 2016-11-29 Skapad: 2016-11-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-11-07Bibliografiskt granskad
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Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2264-6892

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