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dc.contributor.authorCampion, Richard
dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Janet
dc.identifier.citationCampion, R., & Stephenson, J. (2013). Recreation on private property: landowner attitudes towards allemansrätt. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 6(1), 52–65. doi:10.1080/19407963.2013.800873en
dc.description.abstractSweden's right of public access – allemansrätt – allows for access to almost all rural land, so long as care is taken not to damage crops or disturb farm animals, wildlife, or landowners’ privacy. Such access systems are of particular interest as an option for western governments that seek to solve the problem of increasing public demand for access. The article outlines the formal and informal aspects of Sweden's public access system and presents the findings of interviews with landowners in Nynäshamn county, a rural area to the south of Stockholm. Few significant problems with allemansrätt were reported. Landowners displayed positive attitudes towards the continuation of the right of public access and were accepting of the few limitations access plays on rural land management. The lesson for other jurisdictions considering introducing a right to roam is that farming and recreational use can coexist and that whilst an informal behavioural code is important, this needs to be backed up by trespass law, proactive dispute resolution, cooperation between user groups, landowners, and the state, and an ongoing public education campaign.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Eventsen_NZ
dc.subjectright to roamen_NZ
dc.subjectpublic accessen_NZ
dc.titleRecreation on private property: landowner attitudes towards allemansrätten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© 2013 Taylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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