Rethinking stakeholder boundaries in BONUS MIRACLE
BONUS MIRACLE´s social learning process encourages stakeholder to reflect on and redefine their systems of interest.
MIRACLE project recognizes that meaningful transformation of nutrient
governance within the BSR cannot be achieved by reproducing the present
situation and optimize the pre-existing reductionist policy environment.
Neither can it be achieved by focusing solely on nutrients. Instead, the project
asks the question: “How can sectoral and national boundaries that define the
pre-existing enactment of nutrient governance be redefined to support a
systemic nutrient governance regime?”
The first phase of the social learning process has shown that exposing stakeholders with specific problem definitions to other stakeholders in the four BSR case catchments has opened up for reflections beyond their respective system boundaries. The encouraged deliberations and reflections have helped redefine systems of interests connected to different stakeholders, and led to broader stakeholder reflections on appropriate actions needed to accommodate change.
D5.2, Powell, Osbeck and André introduces the wicked context for water and
nutrient governance in the Baltic Sea Region, and describes the findings from
the first part of the BONUS MIRACLE social learning process. The report
presents the theory behind the methodological design and conceptual frames that
can foster redefinition of stakeholder boundaries, which is supported in MIRACLE´s
four case study settings. It also presents a brief overview of how social
learning can support the process of stakeholder boundary re-definition and
indeed the redefinition of the governance process.
The report may be downloaded from the internet (BONUS
MIRACLE D5.2) and copied provided that it is not changed and is properly
referenced. Deliverable 5.2 should be cited as:
Powell, N, Osbeck, M and André, K. 2016. Report on
rethinking stakeholder boundaries. Uppsala University and Stockholm Environment
Institute. Deliverable 5.2, BONUS MIRACLE project, http://bonus-miracle.eu.