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Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies David Stuart Stuart Edmunds

Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies

David Stuart Stuart Edmunds

Published June 17th 2013
ISBN : 9781136562112
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224 pages
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A well written book, astutely organized. Development and Change Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studiesMoreA well written book, astutely organized. Development and Change Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studies demonstrate that devolution policies - contrary to the claims of governments - actually increased governmental control over the management of local resources and did so at lower cost. The controversial findings show that if local forest users are to exercise genuine control over forest management, they must be better represented in the processes of forming, implementing and evaluating devolution policies. In addition, the guiding principle for policy discussions should be to create sustainable livelihoods for local resource users, especially the poorest among them, rather than reducing the cost of government forest administration. This book is essential reading for forest and other natural resource managers, policy makers, development economists and forestry professionals and researchers.