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Linking Nordic landscape geography and political ecology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3322-7848
2015 (English)In: Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-1951, E-ISSN 1502-5292, Vol. 69, no 4, 197-206 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Widgren, M. 2015. Linking Nordic landscape geography and political ecology. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift-Norwegian Journal of Geography Vol. 00, 00-00. ISSN 0029-1951. The article analyses and compares two schools of landscape research - post-war European landscape history and Nordic landscape geography - and compares them with political ecology. Each of them developed within a specific political, environmental, and intellectual context. European landscape history developed as curiosity-driven research, but in the shadow of previous ideological misuse of settlement history. Political ecology developed in the context of the Sahel crisis and provided a radical answer to Malthusian simplifications of the desertification and land degradation. In contrast to that, Nordic landscape geography grew as an intellectual critical reaction to a European situation in which post-productivist landscape policies were on the agenda. The article also speculates on challenges ahead and suggests that the epoch when we understand European landscapes mainly from a post-productivist standpoint may be over.

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2015. Vol. 69, no 4, 197-206 p.
Keyword [en]
landscape research, morphogenetic studies, political ecology
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Human Geography
Research subject
Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121792DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2015.1062797ISI: 000362503100002OAI: diva2:861462
Available from: 2015-10-16 Created: 2015-10-16 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved

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