Efficacy of consultation procedure as conflict management tool in northern Sweden

Resource System
Northern European forest ecosystem and associated watershed
Resource Units
Forest products, reindeer

This forest resource is located in northern Sweden and is used by two different user groups. The case study involves a snapshot in time and catalogues an action situation involving the native Sámi and their reindeer herding communities, and private logging compaines. The Swedish parliament mandated that consultation meetings be held between a logging company and the effected Sámi group before forest logging commence, in an attempt to mitigate conflict. The institutional analysis document focuses on the commons dilemma, while the original case document focuses on the effectiveness of these consultation meetings.  

The original case was part of a study to determine whether Ostrom's institutional design principles are, in fact, related to "governance success", and was conducted by Cox et al.