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International Political Economy Series

Forests and Livelihoods

The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in Developing Countries

Authors: Barraclough, S., Ghimire, K.

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The social dynamics of deforestation and of forest protection are the ongoing interactions amongst social actors and processes that determine the use and management of forests. Based on a vast amount of research and detailed case-studies in Brazil, Central America, Nepal and Tanzania as well as several papers dealing with wider themes and regions, this book argues that most current discussions of increased rates of deforestation and perceived accompanying environmental crises are overly simplistic. Institutional reforms and policy measures that have been undertaken in developing countries usually failed to protect either the forests or people's livelihoods. Technical solutions to deforestation are only one element in what are essentially political questions. The central issue is not how to halt deforestation but rather how to manage forest areas and natural resources in order to meet social goals on a more equitable and sustainable basis. Conventional wisdom that attributes deforestation primarily to peasant ignorance and population growth is questioned as are other single factor explanations such as market and policy failures.

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SOLON L. BARRACLOUGH
KRISHNA GHIMIRE

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forests and Livelihoods
Book Subtitle
The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in Developing Countries
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37580-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230375802
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 259
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