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Research project Conflicts over natural resources management are common. In this project, we analyse to what extent public-private-partnerships contributes to the reduction of these conflicts but also their role in sustainable rural development.
Public-private-partnerships are increasingly used to govern natural resources such as forests, national parks, large carnivores, moose, or fish. The partnerships can be a part of the state administration but established through Leader-projects. We analyze the establishment of these partnerships, on whose terms they are established and what they contribute to in terms of conflict management and rural development. The project will generate new knowledge about methods for sustainable governance of natural resources.