FNP-24306 Governance for Forest, Nature and Biodiversity


Studiepunten 6.00

One day excursion20
Individual Paper16
Course coordinator(s)dr. IJ Visseren-Hamakers
Lecturer(s)dr. IJ Visseren-Hamakers
prof. dr. BJM Arts
ir. JN van Laar
Examiner(s)dr. IJ Visseren-Hamakers

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

FNP-11806 Forest, Nature, Society


Governance of forest, nature and biodiversity conservation implies that all actors in society, government, business, and civil society actors, have a role in conservation. This course discusses the theory and practice of this contemporary steering of conservation. Both multi-level and multi-actor governance are discussed. For multi-level governance, initiatives at the global, European, national and local levels are addressed. For multi-actor governance, the contributions of the different actors and the most common governance instruments, like certification, are analyzed.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- discuss the main governance theories;
- explain the practice of governance of forest, nature and biodiversity;
- theoretically analyze governance practices;
- debate different approaches to governance;
- give their opinion on governance.


- preparing for and attending (guest) lectures;
- participation in excursions;
- participation in working groups;
- writing a paper.


Written exam and written assignment.


Literature will be made available through EDUweb.

Verplicht voor: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBScA: Policy and Society5MO
Keuze voor: BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc5MO
Verplicht voor: WUPGLBSc Minor Policy and Governance for the Life Sciences5MO
Keuze voor: WUTCDBSc Minor Tourism, Conservation and Development5MO