AGO2045189, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
AV2091, ordinamento 2014/15, A.A. 2016/17
Crediti formativi 6.0
Sito della struttura didattica
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF)
Sito E-Learning
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE

Responsabile LAURA SECCO AGR/01

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline economiche e giuridiche AGR/01 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso II Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
ESERCITAZIONE 3.0 24 51.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 3.0 24 51.0 Nessun turno

Inizio attività didattiche 01/10/2016
Fine attività didattiche 20/01/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
2 Commissione a.a. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 SECCO LAURA (Presidente)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
1 Commissione A.A. 2015/16 01/12/2015 30/11/2016 SECCO LAURA (Presidente)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)

Prerequisiti: No pre-requirements requested.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The aim of the course is to identify and understand key-links between forest policy, forest governance and conflicts management options and to recognize the conflict situation as a creative opportunity in forestry policies development, implementation and reforms, as well as in forest governance changes and in social innovations related to forest resources use and management.

Competences to be acquired: (i) Knowledge about dynamical relationships among territory, actors, resources; knowledge about forest resources rights and institutional assets; knowledge about links between forest land use, forest policy, forest governance and conflicts; (ii) knowledge about new modes of governance and participation in various (not only conflicting) situations related to forest resources management and use; (iii) knowledge about basic concepts and theoretical approaches on theory of changes, forest policy reforms, negotiation and conflict management, forest governance assessment; (iv) ability to evaluate power relationships and to analyse effectiveness of forest policy and governance tools in changing rural populations’ assets, in improving adaptation strategies, in supporting local economic development, etc.; (v) ability in recognising and using different types of indicators for assessing forest governance at various level (global, national, local).
Focus on tropical and mediterranean countries.
Modalita' di esame: The students are required to deal with 3 types of compulsory tasks during the course:

1) Oral presentation and discussion of slides (Power Point file) on selected scientific papers related to the course’s topic.
2) Classroom exercises, classroom role games and eventual home assignments.
3) Final written examination with open-ended questions.

Activities 1 and 2 might take place in working groups. Activity 3 will be strictly individual.
Criteri di valutazione: Each of the 3 types of compulsory tasks required to the students during the course (i.e. 1) Oral presentation and discussion of slides; 2) Classroom exercises, role games and home assignments; and 3) Final written examination) will count for 33% on the final mark.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their active participation into the course (level of lessons attendance, types of questions and comments, discussion, etc.), their personal capacity in terms of new knowledge and skills acquired, critical analysis capacity, clearness and accuracy in writing/presenting (slides, exercises, home assignments).
Contenuti: The course deepens the concept of forest policy and governance models intended to solve conflicts in link with deforestation and unsustainable management of forest. Central themes are: (i) forest policy and policy reforms at global, regional, national and local levels; (ii) the international dialogue on forests and certification systems: the opposite views and examples of conflicts; (iii) different visions on new modes of governance; (iv) governance and ‘good governance’ concepts applied to forestry; (v) forest governance assessment initiatives; (vi) multi-actor, multi-sector and multi-level governance; (vii) governance and public participation in conflicting situations, negotiation procedures;(viii) sustainability, multifunctionality and cross-sectoral impact concepts as discussed for forest policy analysis; (ix) various examples (case-studies from tropical and mediterranean areas) related to: national forest policy formulation processes, forest certification initiatives, community-based forestry, forest-based rural development projects, human-nature conflicts (e.g. biodiversity protection-resources exploitation conflicts).
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Frontal lessons; case-study analysis; classroom exercises (workshops in small groups of students, oral presentations and plenary discussions, role games, specialized seminars on specific topics with the partecipation of external experts); home assignments (few short exercises, papers reading).
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: - PPT presentations of the lectures (as PDF files)
- Various PDF documents (scientific papers, reports, websites and any other relevant source of information available on-line) and eventual other books/articles available in our library - as suggested step-by-step during the course.
- Material for exercises distributed in classroom.
All the documents will be make available on Moodle.
Testi di riferimento:
  • PROFOR/FAO, Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance.. Rome: WB/FAO, 2011. Available on-line at URL:
  • Rametsteiner, E.,, Governance concepts and their application in forest policy initiatives from global to local levels. Small-Scale Forestry, 8: 143-158.. --: --, 2009.
  • WRI, The governance of forests toolkit (version 2): a framework of indicators for assessing governance of the forest sector.. --: World Resource Institute., 2013.
  • Arts, B., Forests policy analysis and theory use: Overview and trends. Forest Policy and Economics, 16: 7-13. --: Elsevier., 2012.
  • Cubbage, F., Harou, P., Sills, E., Policy instruments to enhance multifunctional forest management. Forest Policy and Economics, 9(7): 833-851. --: Elsevier., 2007.
  • Bardach, E., A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving.. New York.: Chatman House Publishers., 2000. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Secco, L., et al., Why and how to measure forest governance at local level: A set of indicators. Forest Policy and Economics, 49:57-71.. --: Elsevier., 2014.