Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies

Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies

by David Edmunds
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844070220

ISBN-13: 9781844070220

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This collaborative study, edited by Edmunds and Wollenberg (research fellows at the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia), examines the possibilities for placing sustainable management of forests under local control of poor forest-dependent communities. Based on research conducted devolution efforts in China, India, and the Philippines, six chapters…  See more details below

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This collaborative study, edited by Edmunds and Wollenberg (research fellows at the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia), examines the possibilities for placing sustainable management of forests under local control of poor forest-dependent communities. Based on research conducted devolution efforts in China, India, and the Philippines, six chapters explore the inherent limitations in devolution, collectively arguing that such policies can have a negative impact on local forest users, especially if there is a lack of genuine transfer of significant decision-making authority and institution building among the poor communities. Distributed by Stylus. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844070220
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction1
2The promises and limitations of devolution and local forest management in China20
3Devolution as a threat to democratic decision-making in forestry? : findings from three states in India55
4Creating space for local forest management : the case of the Philippines127
5Whose devolution is it anyway? : divergent constructs, interests and capacities between the poorest forest users and states150
6Conclusion166

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