"Generality of mis-fit''? The real-life difficulty of matching scales in an interconnected world

E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Tim Horstkotte, Sonja Kivinen, Bruce Forbes, Jukka Käyhkö

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Abstrakti

A clear understanding of processes at multiple scales and levels is of special significance when conceiving strategies for human--environment interactions. However, understanding and application of the scale concept often differ between administrative-political and ecological disciplines. These mirror major differences in potential solutions whether and how scales can, at all, be made congruent. As a result, opportunities of seeking "goodness-of-fit'' between different concepts of governance should perhaps be reconsidered in the light of a potential "generality of mis-fit.'' This article reviews the interdisciplinary considerations inherent in the concept of scale in its ecological, as well as administrative-political, significance and argues that issues of how to manage "mis-fit'' should be awarded more emphasis in social-ecological research and management practices. These considerations are exemplified by the case of reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia. Whilst an indigenous small-scale practice, reindeer husbandry involves multi-level ecological and administrative-political complexities---complexities that we argue may arise in any multi-level system.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Sivut752-752
Sivumäärä11
JulkaisuAMBIO
Vuosikerta45
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä3 maaliskuuta 2016
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli

Tieteenala

  • Ekologia, evoluutiobiologia
  • Hallintotiede
  • Politologia

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