WP6: Governing systems

Reindeer herding is not only an industry, but a complex activity related to indigenous rights, identities and histories. This places specific demands on state-Sámi relations and institutional analysis and requires contextualization against recognized Indigenous rights, specifically participatory rights in decision-making about natural resources.

Main Objective – To compare, contrast, assess and evaluate the governing systems of reindeer husbandry in the Nordic countries in order to promote governance structures and practices that contribute to increased problem-solving capacity.


Leader of WP6
Annette F.H. Löf
Umeå University