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Stakeholder analysis means many things to different people. Various methods and approaches have been developed in different fields for different purposes, leading to confusion over the concept and practice of stakeholder analysis. This paper asks how and why stakeholder analysis should be conducted for participatory natural resource management research.(More)
Understanding the socioeconomic and environmental implications of rural change requires the active participation of many research disciplines and stakeholders. However, it remains unclear how to best integrate participatory and biophysical research to provide information useful to land managers and policy makers. This paper presents findings of a RELU(More)
The concept of social capital, which has gained wide currency in the literature, examines how actors' ties to others advantage or disadvantage them and the groups to which they belong. Two conceptually distinct types of social capital, closure and brokerage in Burt's (2005) terms, have been identified. In this paper, we propose a method by which brokerage(More)
The increasing use of stakeholder analysis in natural resource management reflects a growing recognition that stakeholders can and should influence environmental decision making. Stakeholder analysis can be used to avoid inflaming conflicts, ensure that the marginalization of certain groups is not reinforced, and fairly represent diverse interests. We(More)
Anticipating and managing future trade-offs and complementarities between ecosystem services. ABSTRACT. This paper shows how, with the aid of computer models developed in close collaboration with decision makers and other stakeholders, it is possible to quantify and map how policy decisions are likely to affect multiple ecosystem services in future. In this(More)
This special issue on social networks comes out of a National Research Methods Centre/ESRC funded seminar series, led by Nick Crossley, and co-led by John Scott and Christina Prell. The seminar series focused around various themes and issues pertaining to social networks. Part of this series' aim was to reinvigorate UK interest in a field that had, in the(More)