732172 Introduction into forest policy

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hogl, Karl
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


The course covers the following thematic areas of Austrian forest policy. These thematic areas are discussed by presenting problem structures, the major policy actors and their preferences as well as the most significant forest policy instruments in the respective issue areas:
•Forest ownership
•Competing economic interests in forests (multiple use forestry, job markets in forestry, e.g.)
•Competing economic and ecological interests in forests (forestry and nature protection, forestry and air pollution, e.g.)
•Competing economic and social interests in forests (recreation, soil and water protection, protective forests)
•Landscape planning
•Forest Authorities
•Interest Groups in the Austrian forest policy domain

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Acquisition of knowledge in social sciences for policy analysis and resolution of conflicts of interests in Austrian forest policy.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.