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An Institutionalist Approach to Environmental Valuation: The Regional Forest Programme of Southwest Finland as an Example

Juha Hiedanpää

Environmental Values 13(2004): 243-260. doi: 10.3197/0963271041159886

This paper discusses the impacts of different formal and informal institutions upon the Regional Forest Programme of Southwest Finland (1997-2001). The divide between formal and informal institutions is a binary distinction: it is used as a discursive tool for identifying social structures and processes and for articulating their significance in development and environmental planning, valuation and decision-making. In the end part of the paper, there is a brief discussion of how normative and moral issues can be explicitly and more creatively integrated into the practice of environmental policy.

KEYWORDS: Formal and informal institutions, institutional economics, environmental planning, reasonable value

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Contestations Over Biodiversity Protection: Considering Peircean Semiosis. Juha Hiedanpää and Daniel W. Bromley

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