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Stakeholders’ Perceptions Concerning Greek Protected Areas Governance

Department of the Environment, University of the Aegean, 81100 Mytilini, Greece
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Sustainability 2022, 14(6), 3389; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063389
Received: 24 January 2022 / Revised: 7 March 2022 / Accepted: 8 March 2022 / Published: 14 March 2022
In this paper, we are interested in assessing the Greek protected areas’ (PAs) operation, and in particular, to what extent the stakeholders engaged in their management consider that the “good environmental governance” criteria are met. Through the use of Q-methodology, we find that, despite the very different circumstances of each PA, the stakeholders’ views cluster around four distinctive main perspectives (or factors). Furthermore, we find that stakeholders do not consider, overall, that the Greek PAs management strongly meets any of the “good environmental governance” criteria, with particularly poor assessments on crucial governance aspects such as a shared vision guiding the PA management, the rule of law, and the effectiveness/efficiency of the procedures, which suggests that the environmental governance of Greek PAs is suboptimal at least. View Full-Text
Keywords: protected areas; governance assessment; Q-methodology; stakeholders; perceptions; Greece protected areas; governance assessment; Q-methodology; stakeholders; perceptions; Greece
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Syrou, D.; Botetzagias, I. Stakeholders’ Perceptions Concerning Greek Protected Areas Governance. Sustainability 2022, 14, 3389. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063389

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Syrou D, Botetzagias I. Stakeholders’ Perceptions Concerning Greek Protected Areas Governance. Sustainability. 2022; 14(6):3389. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063389

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Syrou, Dimitra, and Iosif Botetzagias. 2022. "Stakeholders’ Perceptions Concerning Greek Protected Areas Governance" Sustainability 14, no. 6: 3389. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063389

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