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dc.contributor.authorUdovc, Andrejen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarbic, Anaen_US
dc.description.abstractThe first part of the paper examines Slovenian agricultural and environmental policy related to nature protection and sustainable rural development in the period of the country?s transition. This period has been characterised by creation a new independent state, introduction of a multi-party democratic political system, transformation of plannedmarket economy to market economy as well as by the coming accession to the EU. The analysis of relevant laws reveals that environment and nature protection legislation is more advanced and more effective in practice than agricultural and forestry legislation, both, however, displaying a top-down approach. In the second part of the paper, empirical studies are made into the impact of the different laws on agriculture, forestry and environment protection practices as well as into the proposed foundation of Trnovski Gozd Regional Park as a protected area. The empirical studies were based on interviews made with 20 members of local and 7 members of state elite. Local and state elite respondents believe that, despite some limitations, the park will offer good opportunities for local development (promotion of the area, new jobs, eco-tourism), and by the same token guarantee protection of nature/biodiversity and the environment. The local elite respondents, furthermore, agree that local authorities and local residents (NGOs) should participate at all stages of the foundation of the regional park.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 14en_US
dc.subject.stwLändliche Entwicklungsplanungen_US
dc.subject.stwNachhaltige Entwicklungen_US
dc.titleProtection of the environment and biodiversity for sustainable future of rural areas : the case of planned regional park Trnovski Gozd, Sloveniaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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