The forest is within the focus of many old, many new and constantly changing interests of economy, society and politics. Concepts for sustained forests can achieve impact in practice only as far as they gain support of society and politics. Forest Policy Analysis advises how to mobilize support in order to make forest policy relevant. This book gives an introduction in the methodology of social sciences. It is a guideline for all those who are interested in the use and protection of the forest. It shows how to identifying political options for solving issues of the forest. The book builds a bridge between the problems concerning forests to the political process.