The Struggle for Land and the Fate of the Forests

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856491402
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Colonizing the Rainforests: The Agents and Causes of Deforestation 1
Against the Myths 16
Background to Agrarian Reform: Latin America, Asia and Africa 35
Forest Peoples and Sustainability 61
Guatemala: The Clamour for Land and the Fate of the Forests 99
Brazil: Land Ownership and the Flight to Amazonia 139
Brazil: Landlessness, Land Speculation and Pasture-Led Deforestation 164
Zaire: Landlessness and Deforestation 179
Thailand: Land, Power and Forest Colonization 198
Indonesia: Land Rights and Development 228
The Philippines: Dwindling Frontiers and Agrarian Reform 264
The International Response: Policies of the International Agencies 293
Future Options: Pushing on a Piece of String? 311
Appendix: The New York Declaration 333
References 337
About the Authors 377
Index 381
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