Minna Tanskanen

Minna Tanskanen
University of Eastern Finland | UEF

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In many parts of the world, the success of biodiversity conservation strongly depends on the decisions of private landowners. These decisions are guided by the shared perceptions of the biodiversity problem. In this study, we applied a mixed method critical discourse analysis and examined how alternative discourses of biodiversity guide Finnish for...
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Conflicting interests make forests an inevitably political issue. We examine the political roles that Finnish forest owners take as decision-makers and citizens. Inspired by post-political theories of democracy, we examine forest owners’ aim of open, constructive treatment of the controversies between views, ideologies and actors. Our data consiste...
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En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un análisis sobre las competencias y habilidades que serán eventualmente más relevantes para la formación de los futuros geógrafos y geógrafas involucrados en la transición y la gestión de sociedades bajas en carbono. La información analizada se basa en un amplio cuestionario respondido por diferentes...
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Finnish forest policy has turned into the paradigm of (participatory) multi-objective forestry during the last decades. In this paper, we identify different types of discoursal power in the Finnish print media and analyse how – and with what kind of consequences – these types of power are associated with the present paradigm. The data consist of ra...
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Competing discourses of the forest guide forest-owners’ ideas about the proper forest use and about the need to conserve biodiversity. In this paper, we examine how five predefined forest discourses (re)produced by Finnish forest owners treat nature and biodiversity conservation. Our critical discourse analysis combines qualitative content analysis...
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This paper presents the results of an analysis of the most important skills and competences that will be important in the coming years for future geographers involved in assessing and managing low-carbon societies. The analysed information was extracted from a questionnaire answered by professionals working in low-carbon management in three Europea...
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In this paper, we examine the recent history of Finnish forest policy from the perspective of competing forest discourses. The data consist of 164 randomly selected forest-related articles from five Finnish magazines and newspapers published in 1977, 1997, and 2017. Qualitative content analysis and quantitative multivariate methods (NMDS) were comb...
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Eating is a creative and holistic way of contributing to rural development, landscape preservation and ecosystem services delivery in rural areas. The experience of contributing to a better world with a daily action is totally revolutionary. The way we buy, cook and consume food, it is one of the more relevant ways of participation in a low-carbon...
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The aim of the article is to get a closer overview of the non-instructional methods of the teaching-learning process of geography. To achieve this goal, the results of the international project Borderland: Border Landscapes Across Europe (undertaken in 2012 and 2013, within the framework of LLP-Erasmus Programme) was presented. Special attention wa...
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Our understanding of the world is essentially based on shared meanings that are intersubjectively produced and reproduced in different social practices. In this study we analyse private forest owners’ discourses of the forest as a social practice that produces alternative competing truths about the forest and forest ownership. We examine the order...
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We still understand inadequately how ideological shared meanings affect private forest owners' ideas about forests and forest ownership. In this study, we examine how private forest owners adhere to different discourses of forests when producing meanings for forests and forest ownership. We especially concentrate on forest owners’ objectives as a p...
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In this paper, the borderlands, in the context of the psychological perception of frontiers, were presented. The common relationships between different nationalities living in border twin towns was a principal point of analysis. During the investigation two main research questions were asked: Is a frontier a barrier or a bridge in the common relati...

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"The aim of the course is to strengthen students’ knowledge on landscape concept and the way of conducting research on landscape. Special attention will be paid to the use of methods of both physical and cultural landscape studies in unified landscape research. After the course students will have a better understanding of the complexity of the concept of landscape and will be capable to study different landscapes. The course also gives students competencies to carry out research in a multi-national group situation."
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The wide-ranging aim of the Towards Low-Carbon Societies project (TowardsLCS) is to create and empower higher educational structures which will achieve professionalism in the management of land use and landscape issues targeting the idea of a low-carbon society and, hence, preventing climate change.
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The course aims to strengthen students’ knowledge of the ways of using the concept of landscape as a theoretical tool in research, focusing on geographical border questions. Special attention will be paid to the use of methods from both landscape ecology and cultural landscape studies, and including a regional-geographical perspective (including the use of Geographical Information Systems – GIS) that will create a unified landscape course. After the course students will have a better understanding of the complexity of the concept of landscape and better facility to study different landscapes. The students also will have a vision of how the concept of landscape can be used as a tool of the local, regional and national environmental and land use planning and governance in different countries, and the importance of national borders in creating these special landscapes. https://wiki.uef.fi/display/Borderlands/Border+landscape+across+Europe