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Kjell Andersson & Stefan Sjöblom

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Chapter 4: The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions

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The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions
The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions
Kjell AnderssonStefan Sjöblom
Introduction

The Scandinavian countries, apart from Denmark, share many traits. Geographically, they are large, with the northern parts beyond the pole circle (and in practical terms, inhabitable only through the effects of the Gulf Stream). Finland and Sweden are dominated by coniferous forest, and a related traditional forest industry, while Norway is more mountainous. Above all, the countries are sparsely populated and the northern parts, in particular, are confronted with many challenges due to long distances and a harsh climate and the difficulties this creates for settlement and economic activities. The urban areas are quite few and the towns and cities small, in a European and global perspective. ...

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