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Visions of Nature in Eastern Europe: A Polish Example

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  • Agnieszka D. Hunka
  • Wouter T. de Groot
  • Adam Biela

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Visions of nature are defined as public views on what nature is, what values are carried by nature and what is the appropriate relationship between humans and nature. They were studied in Lubelski region, Poland. With respect to the first, respondents expressed that human influence and naturalness do not exclude each other. One result of the values survey was that respondents acknowledged nature's intrinsic value. The study into the relationship between humans and nature showed that the respondents adhered strongly to a steward type of relationship, and that more ecocentric images were adhered to for a lesser, but substantial degree.

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  • Agnieszka D. Hunka & Wouter T. de Groot & Adam Biela, 2009. "Visions of Nature in Eastern Europe: A Polish Example," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 18(4), pages 429-452, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:env:journl:ev18:ev1818
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    Keywords

    Environment; attitudes; values; environmental awareness; Poland;

    JEL classification:

    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources

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