Introducing Ideas and Approaches of Human Dimensions in Japan

  • Ryo Sakurai
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


This chapter explains how conducting human dimensions studies has contributed to improved wildlife management in Japan. The chapter begins with an explanation of the meaning and significance of human dimensions studies, e.g., how anecdotal assumptions shared among stakeholders could be tested scientifically using a human dimensions approach. There follows an examination of useful tools and ideas for exposing wildlife issues and displaying research results (wildlife acceptance capacity, social psychological theories, the Potential for Conflict Index, and the logic model). The second part of the chapter discusses aspects to be considered when conducting human dimensions studies in specific cultural and social settings. Section 6.2.1 explains the significance of conducting research in collaboration with local stakeholders and governments. The final part of the chapter considers the respective strengths of qualitative and quantitative studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryo Sakurai
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  1. 1.College of Policy ScienceRitsumeikan UniversityOsakaJapan

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