Lessons from Forest Decentralization by Carol J. Pierce Colfer
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Lessons from Forest Decentralization
By Carol J. Pierce Colfer

Lessons from Forest Decentralization

Money, Justice and the Quest for Good Governance in Asia-Pacific


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Lessons from Forest Decentralization by Carol J. Pierce Colfer

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The decentralization of control over the vast forests of the world is moving at a rapid pace, with both positive and negative ramifications for people and forests themselves. The fresh research from a host of Asia-Pacific countries described in this book presents rich and varied experience with decentralization and provides important lessons for other regions. Beginning with historical and geographical overview chapters, the book proceeds to more in-depth coverage of the region's countries. Research findings stress rights, roles and responsibilities on the one hand, and organization, capacity-building, infrastructure and legal aspects on the other. With these overarching themes in mind, the authors take on many controversial topics and address practical challenges related to financing and reinvestment in sustainable forest management under decentralized governance. Particular efforts have been made to examine decentralization scales from the local to the national, and to address gender issues. The result is a unique examination of decentralization issues in forestry with clear lessons for policy, social equity, forest management, research, development and conservation in forested areas across the globe from the tropics to temperate regions. Published with CIFOR

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844075553
ISBN-10: 1844075559
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carol J. Pierce Colfer

Carol J. Pierce Colfer is a Principal Scientist in the Forests and Governance Program at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in Bogor, Indonesia. Ganga Ram Dahal is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the same programme, and Doris Capistrano is Director of Forests and Governance at CIFOR, Indonesia.

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