Corsi di Laurea Corsi di Laurea Magistrale Corsi di Laurea Magistrale
a Ciclo Unico
Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
AVP7078925, A.A. 2019/20

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2018/19

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
AV2091, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2019/20
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Crediti formativi 8.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
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
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Responsabile LAURA SECCO AGR/01

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline economiche e giuridiche AGR/01 8.0

Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso II Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
LEZIONE 4.0 32 68.0

Inizio attività didattiche 30/09/2019
Fine attività didattiche 18/01/2020
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Prerequisiti: No pre-requirements requested.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The aim of the course is to identify and understand key interlinkages among forest policy, forest governance and conflict management and recognize the conflict situation as a creative opportunity in forest policy development and implementation, as well as in forest governance change and reform and the specific role of social innovation.

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; (iii) knowledge about basic concepts and theoretical approaches on theory of changes, forest policy and forest policy reforms, negotiation and conflict management; (iv) ability to evaluate power relationships and analyze effectiveness of forest policy and governance tools in changing rural populations’ assets, in improving adaptation strategies, in supporting local development, etc.; (v) ability in recognising and using different approaches to forest governance analysis and assessment at various level (global, national, local).
Focus on European (Mediterranean)and tropical countries.
Modalita' di esame: The students are required to deal with 3 types of compulsory tasks during the course:

1) Oral presentations and discussion of slides (Power Point files) on selected scientific papers or assigned topics related to the course contents.
2) Classroom exercises, classroom role play and (eventual) home assignments (e.g. a short written report on the observations made during the field trip).
3) Final oral examination based on open-ended questions and discussion with the teacher.

Activities 1 and 2 might take place in working groups. Activity 3 is strictly individual.
Criteri di valutazione: The 3 types of compulsory tasks required to the students during the course will count for different percentages on the final mark:
1) Oral presentations and discussion of slides will count for 25% on the final mark;
2) Classroom exercises, role play and home assignments will count for 25% on the final mark;
and 3) Final oral examination will count for 50% on the final mark.

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their active participation into the course (level of lessons attendance, quality of questions and comments, originality of topics brought to discussion, etc.), their personal capacity in terms of new knowledge and skills acquired, capacity in terms of critical analysis, clearness and accuracy in writing/presenting (slides, exercises, home assignments, oral answers to open-ended questions and discussion with the teacher).
Contenuti: The course deepens the concept of forest policy and governance models intended to solve conflicts in link with deforestation, unsustainable management of forests and other global forest-related concerns. 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 forest sector; (v) how to explore forest governance: the analytical and the normative approach; (vi) multi-actor, multi-sector and multi-level governance: the role of networks; (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 European, Mediterranean and tropical 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 based on power point and plenary discussions, role play, specialized seminars on specific topics with the participation of external experts); home assignments (few short exercises, papers reading); field trip.
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 online) and, when appropriate, other books/articles available in our library and/or online databases - as suggested step-by-step during the course.
- Material for exercises distributed in classroom.
All the documents are 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. Cerca nel catalogo
  • 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. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cubbage, F., Harou, P., Sills, E., Policy instruments to enhance multifunctional forest management. Forest Policy and Economics, 9(7): 833-851. --: Elsevier., 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • 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. Cerca nel catalogo

Didattica innovativa: Strategie di insegnamento e apprendimento previste
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Mappe concettuali
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment
  • Utilizzo di video disponibili online o realizzati
  • Files e pagine caricati online (pagine web, Moodle, ...)
  • Peer review tra studenti
  • gioco di ruolo

Didattica innovativa: Software o applicazioni utilizzati
  • Moodle (files, quiz, workshop, ...)

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