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The Decentralization of Forest Governance: Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo [NOOK Book]

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'This book provides an excellent overview of more than a decade of transformation in a forest landscape where the interests of local people, extractive industries and globally important biodiversity are in conflict. The studies assembled here teach us that plans and strategies are fine but, in the real world of the forest frontier, conservation must be based upon negotiation, social learning and an ability to muddle through.'
Jeffrey Sayer, ...
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The Decentralization of Forest Governance: Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo

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Overview

'This book provides an excellent overview of more than a decade of transformation in a forest landscape where the interests of local people, extractive industries and globally important biodiversity are in conflict. The studies assembled here teach us that plans and strategies are fine but, in the real world of the forest frontier, conservation must be based upon negotiation, social learning and an ability to muddle through.'
Jeffrey Sayer, senior scientific adviser, Forest Conservation Programme IUCN - International Union for of Nature

The devolution of control over the world's forests from national or state and provincial level governments to local control is an ongoing global trend that deeply affects all aspects of forest management, conservation of biodiversity, control over resources, wealth distribution and livelihoods. This powerful new book from leading experts provides an in-depth account of how trends towards increased local governance are shifting control over natural resource management from the state to local societies, and the implications of this control for social justice and the environment.

The book is based on ten years of work by a team of researchers in Malinau, Indonesian Borneo, one of the world's richest forest areas. The first part of the book sets the larger context of decentralization's impact on power struggles between the state and society. The authors then cover in detail how the devolution process has occurred in Malinau, the policy context, struggles and conflicts and how Malinau has organized itself. The third part of the book looks at the broader issues of property relations, conflict, local governance and political participation associated with decentralization in Malinau. Importantly, it draws out the salient points for other international contexts including the important determination that 'local political alliances', especially among ethnic minorities, are taking on greater prominence and creating new opportunities to influence forest policy in the world's richest forests from the ground up.

This is top-level research for academics and professionals working on forestry, natural resource management, policy and resource economics worldwide.

Published with CIFOR
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'An absorbing set of accounts of locally based efforts to diagnose and come to grips with very difficult issues'
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136554407
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Series: Earthscan Forest Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Moira M. M. Moeliono is senior scientist at the Governance Program, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. Eva K. Wollenberg is senior associate and former principal scientist at the Governance Program, CIFOR and now also director at the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont. Godwin Limberg is a long term consultant for CIFOR and former field coordinator of the Adaptive Collaborative Management project in Malinau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Table of Contents

1 Between state and society : decentralization in Indonesia Eva Wollenberg Wollenberg, Eva Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 3

2 The geography of Malinau Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 25

3 The cultural politics of collaboration to control and access forest resources in Malinau, East Kalimantan Steve Rhee Rhee, Steve 43

4 Biodiversity, landscapes and livelihoods : a local perspective Douglas Sheil Sheil, Douglas Miriam van Heist van Heist, Miriam Nining Liswanti Liswanti, Nining Imam Basuki Basuki, Imam Meilinda Wan Wan, Meilinda 61

5 Impact of small timber harvest permits on villages in the Malinau watershed Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 91

6 Who, how and for what? : negotiations and outcomes from IPPK agreements between communities and brokers in Malinau Charles Palmer Palmer, Charles 109

7 The effect of IPPKs on household livelihoods in Malinau District, East Kalimantan Kewin Kamelarczyk Kamelarczyk, Kewin Uffe Strandby Strandby, Uffe 139

8 A comparison of damage due to logging under different forms of resource access in East Kalimantan, Indonesia Haris Iskandar Iskandar, Haris Laura K. Snook Snook, Laura K. Takeshi Toma Toma, Takeshi Kenneth G. MacDicken MacDicken, Kenneth G. Markku Kanninen Kanninen, Markku 173

9 Tane' Olen as an alternative for forest management : further developments in Setulang village, East Kalimantan Ramses Iwan Iwan, Ramses Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 193

10 Winners take all : understanding forest conflict in the era of decentralization in Indonesia Made Sudana Sudana, Made 207

11 Tenure and Adat in Malinau Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Godwin LimbergLimberg, Godwin 221

12 The realpolitik of village representation and participation Eva Wollenberg Wollenberg, Eva 241

13 New experiments shaping government and society interactions Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 263

14 Riding the rapids : synthesis and conclusion Eva Wollenberg Wollenberg, Eva Moira Moeliono Moeliono, Moira Godwin Limberg Limberg, Godwin 281

Index 299

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