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

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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.
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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: 9781844075867
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Earthscan Forest Library Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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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