Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The role of trust in the participatory establishment of protected areas : lessons learnt from a failed national park project in Switzerland
Authors: Michel, Annina Helena
Pleger, Lyn Ellen
von Atzigen, Aline
Bosello, Ottavia
Sager, Fritz
Hunziker, Marcel
Graefe, Olivier
Siegrist, Dominik
Backhaus, Norman
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2021.1994679
Published in: Society & Natural Resources
Issue Date: 31-Oct-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0894-1920
Language: English
Subjects: Decentralized natural resource management; Europe; Park and protected area; Trust
Subject (DDC): 333.7: Land, natural recreational areas
Abstract: This article explores the reasons for the local rejection of a proposed national park in Switzerland. Using a mixed-methods approach and resorting to qualitative and quantitative data, we follow the thread of trust issues in the participatory planning process of a protected area. Different rationales and discourses, both project-specific but also more general, influenced the opinions of local stakeholders. Connecting these different opinions was the issue of (dis)trust, which weaves in and out of prominent lines of argumentation and informs individual sentiments. The application of a multidimensional trust framework helps to understand the influence of different types of trust on protected area negotiations. We discuss how a focus on rational trust building can help to sharpen the diverse goals of contemporary protected areas with integrated conservation and economic development schemes, as well as enable the emergence of other types of trust to facilitate conservation debates.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Management (IVM)
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