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Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea

  • Provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem

  • Includes up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance linked to various important environmental problems

  • Draws conclusions on key challenges and possible ways of improving environmental governance, science-policy interactions, stakeholder communication and participation

Part of the book series: MARE Publication Series (MARE, volume 10)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea: Identifying Key Challenges, Research Topics and Analytical Approaches

    • Michael Gilek, Mikael Karlsson, Sebastian Linke, Katarzyna Smolarz
    Pages 1-17Open Access
  3. Interdisciplinary Case Studies of Environmental Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Eutrophication and the Ecosystem Approach to Management: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

      • Mikael Karlsson, Michael Gilek, Cecilia Lundberg
      Pages 21-44Open Access
    3. Fisheries: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

      • Piet Sellke, Marion Dreyer, Sebastian Linke
      Pages 45-71Open Access
    4. Biological Invasions: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

      • Katarzyna Smolarz, Paulina Biskup, Aleksandra Zgrundo
      Pages 73-95Open Access
  4. Cross-Case Analysis of Key Environmental Governance Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. The Ecosystem Approach to Management in Baltic Sea Governance: Towards Increased Reflexivity?

      • Magnus Boström, Sam Grönholm, Björn Hassler
      Pages 149-172Open Access
    3. Risk Communication and the Role of the Public: Towards Inclusive Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea?

      • Anna Maria Jönsson, Magnus Boström, Marion Dreyer, Sara Söderström
      Pages 205-227Open Access
    4. Seeking Pathways Towards Improved Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea

      • Michael Gilek, Mikael Karlsson
      Pages 229-246Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 247-253

About this book

This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance challenges and opportunities across the five case studies, focusing on governance structures and EAM implementation, knowledge integration and science support, as well as stakeholder communication and participation. Based on these cross-case comparisons, this book also draws a set of general conclusions on possible ways of improving the governance of the Baltic Sea by promoting what are identified as vital functions of environmental governance: coordination, integration, interdisciplinarity, precaution, deliberation, communication and adaptability.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Nat Sci, Tech and EnvSci, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden

    Michael Gilek

  • School of Nat Sci Tech and Env Sci, Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden

    Mikael Karlsson

  • Dept of Phil, Ling, &Theory of Sci, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden

    Sebastian Linke

  • Dept of Mar Ecosys Fun, Inst of Oceanogr, University of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Poland

    Katarzyna Smolarz

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