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From the PublisherSharing Power is without question the most complete and detailed sourcebook available to date on how to frame, prepare and actually engage in co-management.'
Steve Brechin, professor and author of Resident People and National Parks
'Sharing Power represents an impressive outcome from a long period of reflection on the topic of co-mangement by the authors ... a very useful resource.'
'Sharing Power brings together an incredible range of experience from diverse communities and countries, illustrating the complexities and unique contexts in which management transitions are occurring [...] it is a 'must read' for all who care about the future of Earth's wonderful natural resources.'
Mark Poffenberger, executive director of Community Forestry International
'Sharing Power adopts a critical approach, not only toward the older top-down strategies of land management accepted in most of the Western world, but also toward assessing the new approaches which are increasingly being adopted... Case studies, including both successes and failures, are included and demonstrate the value of creative approaches to land management. The text is illustrated not only with real-world examples, but with regular guideline summaries and checklists for planning purposes. Sharing Power certainly challenges land management agencies to not only move ahead, but to subject their practices to continuing scrutiny and assessment.'
Electronic Green Journal
'When picking up this book, you feel that the authors have really left no stone unturned in their quest to unveil the secrets of successful co-management. Examples are drawn from agriculture, agriculture research, water management and pastoral societies, forest resources, fisheries and coastal resources, mountain environments, management of wildlife and protected areas... Sharing Power is the product of creative tension between realities and visions, what is and what could be, especially in response to external forces that affect local communities, other actors and the natural environment. As such, it is an inspiring piece of work.'