428 pages | 127 Color Illus. | 4 B/W Illus.
Forestry today, like many other sectors that traditionally rely on material goods, faces significant global drivers of societal change that are less often addressed than the environmental concerns commonly in the spotlight of scientific, political, and news media. There are three major interconnected issues that are challenging forestry at its foundation: urbanization, tertiarization, and globalization. These issues are at the core of this book.
The urbanization of society, a process in development from the first steps of industrialization, is particularly significant today with the predominance and quick growth rate of the world’s urban population. Ongoing urbanization is creating new perspectives on forestry, inducing changes in its social representation, and changing lifestyles and practices with a tendency toward dematerialization. The process of urbanization is also creating a disconnect and in some ways is leaving behind rurality, the sector of society where forestry has traditionally developed and taken place over centuries.
The second issue covered in this book is the tertiarization of the economy. In society today, the sector of services largely dominates the economy and occupies the major part of the world’s active population. This ongoing process modifies professional modalities and ways of life and opens new doors to forests through the immaterial goods they provide. It also profoundly changes the framework, rules, processes, means of production, exchanges between economic factors, and the processes of innovation.
The third issue is undoubtedly globalization in its economic, political, and social components. Whether it’s through bridging distances, crossing borders, accelerating changes, standardizing practices, leveling hierarchical structures, or pushing for interdependence, globalization impacts everyone, everywhere in multiple ways. Forestry is no exception.
Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes focuses on these global drivers of change from the perspective of their relationships with how society functions. By analyzing them in depth through multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and even transdisciplinary approaches, this book is helping to design the forestry of tomorrow.
"I consider the main strength of this book the focus on three main drivers urbanization of the society, tertiarization of the economy and globalization. Starting off from the perceptions and biological variations of forests, this book provide[s] useful insight in different aspects of three important societal drivers that already have major impact on forest management and that will shape policies and management of forests even more so in the future."
~Knut Øistad, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Section I. SETTING THE SCENE
By the Editorial team
What is a Forest?
Main Milestones in Forestry Evolution
Christine FARCY, Inazio MARTINEZ de ARANO and Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES
Main Current Ethical Models on the Scene
Section II. URBANIZATION OF THE SOCIETY
Main Findings and Trends of Urbanization
Tahia DEVISSCHER, Lorien NESBITT and Adrina BARDEKJIAN
Urban lifestyles: Forest Needs and Fears
Cecil KONIJNENDIJK van den BOSCH
Toward a Social Representation of Forest by Western Urbanized Societies
Christine FARCY, Sylvie NAIL, Julie MATAGNE, Anne-Marie GRANET, Olivier BAUDRY and Ewald RAMETSTEINER
Human Desertification and Disempowerment of Rural Territories
Eduardo ROJAS-BRIALES, Rafael DELGADO-ARTES and Miguel CABRERA-BONET
Dendroculture: Social Imaginations, Art and Culture in Forests
Marti BOADA, Roser MANEJA and Maribel LOZANO
Communicating to Support the Comprehension of Forest-Related Issues by Non-Expert Audiences
Julie MATAGNE and Pierre FASTREZ
Section III. TERTIARIZATION OF THE ECONOMY
Main Findings and Trends of Tertiarization
Maria JOSE MURCIA, Meike SIEGNER and Jennifer DEBOER
Increasing Role of Services: Trends, Drivers and Search for New Perspectives
Païvi PELLI, Annuka NÄYHÄ and Lauri HETEMAKI
Human Health, a Tertiary Product of Forests
Naomie HERPIN-SAUNIER, Ingrid JARVIS and Matilda van den BOSCH
Framing Investments in Forest Services
Motivation of Service Producers
Section IV. GLOBALIZATION
Main Findings and Trends of Globalization
Yemi ADEYEYE, Sarah SRA, Jiadong YE and Louise ADAM
Financialization and the Forestry Sector
Social and Technological Innovations in Forestry
Laura SECCO, Elena PISANI, Mauro MASIERO and Davide PETTENELLA
Globalization and Employment in Forests and Tree Product Value Chains: Are Women Losing Out?
Jennie DEY de PRYCK, Marlène ELIAS, Bimbika SIJAPATI BASNETT
Fragmented Forest Policy: Asset or Concern?
Section V. LESSONS LEARNED
Conclusion and Perspectives
By the Editorial team