Participate for Women's Sake?: A Gender Analysis of a Swedish Collaborative Environmental Management Project
2015 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 28, no 11, 1233-1248 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Collaborative approaches have become increasingly evident in policies governing environmental management. However, realizing these approaches has proven to be challenging. In this article we discuss why this is the case by using a gender-theoretical lens. By attending to prevailing norms of masculinity and femininity within Swedish environmental agencies, we gain understanding about what implications these norms have for working collaboratively. Our findings suggest that these organizations are gendered, leaving women administrators with lower status tasks, not in line with the traditional scientific expert roles valued in these organizations. The gender of administrators are thus both a cause and effect: The status of collaborative projects is low in the natural resource management organization, which leads to administrators having low status getting appointed these projects, which in turn reproduces the view of these projects as less important. Our findings contribute to the discussion on problems of realizing collaborative environmental policies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 28, no 11, 1233-1248 p.
environmental communication, environmental sociology, social theory, Europe, gender, integrated coastal zone management, multimethod approaches, natural resources-environmental sociology, qualitative analysis, participatory approaches
Gender Studies Other Agricultural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267653DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1014594ISI: 000363701000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267653DiVA: diva2:874489