Exploring a Decade of Actor-Centred Power (ACP) in Forestry: Past Milestones and Future Horizons
• 大类 : 农林科学 - 1区
• 小类 : 经济学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境研究 - 2区
• 小类 : 林学 - 1区
Over the past decade, the Actor-Centred Power (ACP) framework has served as a crucial analytical tool for scientists in forestry research. This special issue, titled "Actor-Centred Power (ACP) in Forestry: A Decade of Experiences and Future Perspectives," celebrates the impact and evolution of ACP in shaping our understanding of power dynamics within the forestry domain.
The ACP framework, introduced by Krott and colleagues in 2014, has been instrumental in unraveling the intricacies of power relationships among diverse actors in forestry. This special issue aims to showcase the diverse applications of ACP over the past ten years and shed light on its transformative role in research.
Contributions to this special issue highlight the extensive use of ACP in various contexts, such as community forestry, Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, institutional analyses, and assessments of international development policies. Researchers have effectively utilized ACP to gain insights into actor interactions, conflict resolution, and the impact of policy changes on power dynamics over time.
The abstracts within this special issue provide a comprehensive overview of ACP's journey, illustrating its adaptability and effectiveness in diverse forestry settings. Moreover, they emphasize the untapped potential of ACP beyond community forestry networks, underscoring the need for future exploration and innovation.
As we reflect on a decade of ACP in forestry research, this special issue serves not only as a tribute to past achievements but also as a platform for envisioning the future. The abstracts offer a glimpse into the ongoing development and refinement of the ACP framework, highlighting its continued relevance and potential applications in emerging areas.
In promoting this special issue, we invite researchers to delve into the rich landscape of ACP, contributing their experiences and perspectives. By sharing insights gained from the past decade and envisioning the future applications of ACP, this collection aims to inspire collaboration, innovation, and further advancements in understanding power dynamics within the intricate tapestry of forestry. Join us in celebrating a decade of ACP in forestry and shaping the trajectory of future research in this dynamic field.
Dr. Carsten Schusser
Dr. Patrick Opoku
Department for Forest Resources Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghanapatrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi
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Submission deadline: 31 May 2024