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Dealing With a Wicked Problem? A Dark Tale of Carnivore Management in Sweden 2007-2011

Duit, Andreas; Lof, Annette


In this article, we investigate whether increased participation offers a way of addressing wicked policy problems. We utilize a natural policy experiment in the form of a 2010 reform of Swedish wildlife management policy aiming to solve longstanding conflicts over predators through increased stakeholder participation in regional Wildlife Management Boards. Using a panel study design containing quantitative and qualitative data, we estimate pre- and post-reform levels of three wickedness-reducing mechanisms: legitimacy, deliberation, and conflict intensity. Despite a substantial increase in participation, we find no evidence of reduced wickedness after the reform.


wicked problems; participation; natural resource management

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Administration and Society
2018, Volym: 50, nummer: 8, sidor: 1072-1096

    UKÄ forskningsämne

    Vilt- och fiskeförvaltning
    Studier av offentlig förvaltning

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