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Eimermann, M. & Karlsson, S. (2018). Globalising Swedish countrysides?: A relational approach to rural immigrant restaurateurs with refugee backgrounds. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 72(2), 82-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Globalising Swedish countrysides?: A relational approach to rural immigrant restaurateurs with refugee backgrounds
2018 (English)In: Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-1951, E-ISSN 1502-5292, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 82-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of the article is to connect rural immigrants’ business ventures and development in Sweden to relational perspectives on their proximate and distant family and co-ethnic networks at structural and individual levels. Accordingly, the authors employ a relational approach and draw on in-depth interviews. In the context of urban–rural relationships’ meanings for the restaurateurs’ business benefits and constraints, they address two questions: (1) What does embeddedness in proximate and distant family and co-ethnic networks mean for the interviewed restaurateurs and for their businesses? and (2) How do previous and anticipated transitions in the restaurateurs’ families influence their business decisions and migration trajectories? The results suggest that the interviewees employed transnational dimensions in their social embeddedness and that they maintained material and emotional relationships with their countries of origin. This relational approach thus contributes to a better understanding of what the studied businesses mean for the entrepreneurs and the selected localities. The restaurateurs contribute to a globalisation of Swedish countrysides, but their socio-economic potential for countering rural depopulation in Sweden is not fully realised. Additionally, the study illuminates how individuals influence, and are influenced by, place-to-place mobilities on a daily basis and during their life course. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: Routledge, 2018
Keywords
embeddedness, entrepreneurship, refugees, rural depopulation, social networks
National Category
Economic Geography Human Geography
Research subject
Geography; Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67101 (URN)10.1080/00291951.2018.1450781 (DOI)2-s2.0-85044931787 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Stjernström, O., Pettersson, Ö. & Karlsson, S. (2018). How can Sweden deal with forest management and municipal planning in the system of ongoing land-use and multilevel planning?. European Countryside, 10(1), 23-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How can Sweden deal with forest management and municipal planning in the system of ongoing land-use and multilevel planning?
2018 (English)In: European Countryside, ISSN 1803-8417, E-ISSN 1803-8417, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 23-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article studies the relation between territorial and functional planning by investigating the Swedish local comprehensive planning system and the forest management. The former is locally based and the latter is functionally based or sector-orientated. By interviewing planners from the County Administrative Boards responsible for monitoring the national interests in the Swedish municipalities and forest managers from the Regional Forest Agency Administration, we found out that forest- and municipality related issues that coincide or interact with each other is normally considered in the collaborative planning process based on consultations and cooperation between the involved stakeholders. Weaknesses in the collaborative planning system consists of lack of coordination between the involved legal frameworks as well as lack of local planning resources and in some cases competences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
De Gruyter Open, 2018
Keywords
collaborative planning, forest management, multilevel governance, Municipal planning
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67275 (URN)10.2478/euco-2018-0002 (DOI)000429229000002 ()
Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, S. (2017). Is There an End to the Concentration of Businesses and People?. In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use: Natural Resource Management in Transition (pp. 139-181). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is There an End to the Concentration of Businesses and People?
2017 (English)In: Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use: Natural Resource Management in Transition / [ed] E. Carina H. Keskitalo, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 139-181Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is extensive literature describing the mechanisms of economic growth, which has tended to occur in big cities. The emergence of knowledge economies has enhanced the importance of human capital—the success of companies is increasingly dependent on employees’ ability to transform their knowledge and skills into new products that can satisfy rapidly changing demand from all over the world. This transformation of the economy creates major challenges for regions that do not have large, well-educated populations. Will rural areas stand a chance against the centripetal forces of agglomeration economies? This issue is addressed by focusing attention on a number of successful, forest-related companies running their operations far from metropolitan Sweden. This presentation is accompanied by a theoretical discussion that challenges the urban assumption.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Keywords
Rural, urban, agglomeration, Rural change, Forest industry
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69441 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57116-8 (DOI)978-1-137-57115-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, S. (2017). Multi-level Planning and Conflicting Interests in the Forest Landscape: Natural Resource Management in Transition. In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use: (pp. 225--259). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multi-level Planning and Conflicting Interests in the Forest Landscape: Natural Resource Management in Transition
2017 (English)In: Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use / [ed] E. Carina H. Keskitalo, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 225--259Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes and analyses overlapping planning structures and multi-level planning issues and how they affect current land use and management in the forest landscape. Forest land use in Sweden is based on a large proportion of privately owned forests with the primary purpose of producing timber for the forest industries. Nevertheless, the forests are also characterised by multiple uses and many stakeholders (economic as well as ecological and social) who express themselves and relate to forest management. In this chapter, we present a number of methods, both traditional and more recent, for managing multiple use of the forest landscape. These range from physical planning and the Swedish Right of Public Access to Natura 2000, forest certification, reindeer-husbandry plans, and scenario techniques.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Keywords
Multi-level planning, Land use, Forest
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69438 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57116-8 (DOI)978-1-137-57115-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, S. (2017). Rural-Urban Policies: Changing Conceptions of the Human-Environment Relationship. In: E. Carina H. Keskitalo (Ed.), Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use: Natural Resource Management in Transition (pp. 183-224). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rural-Urban Policies: Changing Conceptions of the Human-Environment Relationship
2017 (English)In: Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use: Natural Resource Management in Transition / [ed] E. Carina H. Keskitalo, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 183-224Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes how understandings of the “rural” have progressed from a focus on either decline or amenity, whereby these more simplified understandings can be seen to have had an impact on rural policy development. The chapter argues that rural areas, including forests, need to be understood in relation to both production and integration with urban landscapes. It thus illustrates the role of both historical processes and policy in creating current understandings of the rural: drawing upon an example from the Swedish case, it amongst others shows that a redistributive tax system has played a larger and more crucial role than rural policy in retaining active rural areas in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Keywords
Rural policy, rural development
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69440 (URN)10.1057/978-1-137-57116-8 (DOI)978-1-137-57115-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Haugen, K., Karlsson, S. & Westin, K. (2016). New forest owners: Change and continuity in the characteristics of Swedish non-industrial private forest owners (NIPF owners) 1990-2010. Small-scale Forestry, 15(4), 533-550
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New forest owners: Change and continuity in the characteristics of Swedish non-industrial private forest owners (NIPF owners) 1990-2010
2016 (English)In: Small-scale Forestry, ISSN 1873-7617, E-ISSN 1873-7854, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 533-550Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a total survey of the characteristics and changes over time (1990–2010) within the entire population of Swedish non-industrial private forest owners (NIPF owners). By charting the changed demographic, socio-economic and geographic profile of the NIPF owners, it also provides a baseline for a discussion and analysis of potential implications for forest management, policy and values. NIPF owners differ in important ways from the general population of Sweden. However, the gap has narrowed over time with regard to, e.g., educational level and sex composition. The ongoing urbanization process is evident in the growing share of non-residential NIPF owners who live at a distance from their forest property and who differ from their residential (rural) peers through, e.g., higher education, higher income and a higher prevalence of co-ownership of their forest holdings. Although these changes might translate into updated views on forest values among NIPF owners, there could be a delay before this impacts on forest management practices and output.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016
Keywords
Non-industrial private forest owners, Urbanization, Socio-economic change, Register data, Total survey
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Forest Science
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64182 (URN)10.1007/s11842-016-9338-x (DOI)000388951100008 ()
Projects
Plural
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Berger, S. & Karlsson, S. (2011). På gränsen till kreativitet. In: Aronsson, L.; Braunerhielm, L. (red) (Ed.), Kreativitet på plats: . Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På gränsen till kreativitet
2011 (Swedish)In: Kreativitet på plats / [ed] Aronsson, L.; Braunerhielm, L. (red), Karlstad: Karlstad University Press , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2011
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10581 (URN)978-91-86637-02-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, S. & Sahlin, E. (2009). Kultur på nätet: förstudie. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kultur på nätet: förstudie
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2009
Series
CERUT, arbetsrapporter ; 2009:4
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27700 (URN)
Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Berger, S. & Karlsson, S. (2009). Känsla för plats och framtid. In: Värmlänningarnas liv & hälsa 2008 (pp. 31-37). Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Känsla för plats och framtid
2009 (Swedish)In: Värmlänningarnas liv & hälsa 2008, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press , 2009, p. 31-37Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2009
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-4780 (URN)978-91-85335-94-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Hagsmo, L. & Karlsson, S. (2009). Mer företagare än bonde: Utvärdering av Miljö- och landsbygdsprogrammet 2000-2006 i Värmlands län. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mer företagare än bonde: Utvärdering av Miljö- och landsbygdsprogrammet 2000-2006 i Värmlands län
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2009. p. 47
Series
CERUT, arbetsrapporter ; 2009:2
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11029 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1200-1364

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