Village Voices, Forest Choices

Joint Forest Management in India

Author: Mark Poffenberger,Betsy McGean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195644586

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Contributed articles concerning grassroots forest movements in India.

Forests, People and Power

The Political Ecology of Reform in South Asia

Author: Oliver Springate-Baginski,Piers M. Blaikie

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849771391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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�With tens of millions of hectares and hundreds of millions of lives in the balance, the debate over who should control South Asia�s forests is of tremendous political significance. This book provides an insightfuland thorough assessment of important forest management transitions currently underway.�MARK POFFENBERGER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY FORESTRY INTERNATIONAL�The contributions in this volume not only breathe life into the fi eld of writing and analysis related to forests, they do so on the strength of extraordinarily insightful research. Kudos to Springate-Baginski and Blaikie for providing us with a set of thoroughly researched, provocative studies that should be required reading not only for those interested in community forestry in south Asia, but in resource governance anywhere.� ARUN AGRAWAL, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, USA�Makes a significant contribution to theory and practice of participatory forest management.�YAM MALLA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, REGIONAL COMMUNITY FORESTRY TRAINING CENTER FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, BANGKOK�This excellent and timely book provides thought-provoking insights to the issues of power and politics in forestry and the difficulties of transforming age-old structures that circumscribe the access of the poor to forests and their resources; it challenges our assumptions of the benefits of participatory forest management and the role of forestry in poverty reduction. It should be of interest to policy-makers and to all those who have been involved with the struggle of transforming forestry over the decades.�DR MARY HOBLEY, HOBLEY SHIELDS ASSOCIATES (NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING CONSULTANCY)�A rare combination of extensive field study, social science insights and policy studies � will be of immense value�DR N. C. SAXENA, MEMBER OF NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL, GOVERNMENT OF INDIAIn recent decades �participatory� approaches to forest management have been introduced around the world. This book assesses their implementation in the highly politicized environments of India and Nepal. The authors critically examine the policy, implementation processes and causal factors affecting livelihood impacts. Considering narratives and field practice, with data from over 60 study villages and over 1000 household interviews, the book demonstrates why particular field outcomes have occurred and why policy reform often proves so difficult. Research findings on which the book is based are already influencing policy in India and Nepal, and the research and analysis have great relevance to forestry management in a wide range of countries.Published with DFID.

Contesting Conservation

Shahtoosh Trade and Forest Management in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Author: Saloni Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319722573

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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This book explores today’s changing intellectual climate, wherein understanding politics at different levels from global to local is considered mandatory in order to appraise the outcome of nature conservation interventions. By carefully examining two such processes – the ban on shahtoosh trade and the ‘National Afforestation Programme’ in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, the book reveals how these processes are influenced by politics at different levels – from their introduction at the macro-level to their implementation at the micro-level – and in turn become coloured by the agendas and interests of the various stakeholders involved. Throughout the book, one priority is to give a voice to the poor resource-users who have been traditionally dependent on wildlife and forest resources for mere subsistence. Yet, these same people are who bear the brunt of nature conservation costs, rather than those actors who are responsible for the most serious violations in pursuit of greater profits. Contemporary Environmental Sociology is chiefly characterised by its focus on power relations in resource conservation and management. In ‘political ecology’ literature, too – especially after recognising the paradoxes and limitations of approaches such as ‘sustainable development’, ‘sustainable livelihoods’ and ‘community based natural resource management’ – there is a growing concern for critical analyses of multi-level politics in connection with nature conservation. The purpose of the book is not to challenge the gravity of environmental concerns, but to question the dominance of conservation interests over the subsistence needs of local communities, and to strike a balance between environmental and social justice. It argues that, unless and until more just accountability for the affected populations is ensured, conservation policies are unlikely to meet the goals of sustainable resource management. Given its critical engagement with human-nature conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir, the book offers a unique resource for students and scholars of Environmental Sociology, Political Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Conflict Studies and Human Rights Studies.

Natural Premises

Ecology and Peasant Life in the Western Himalaya, 1800-1950

Author: Chetan Singh

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 252

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This Book Traverses A Long Period (1800-1950) Of Cnages And Continuities In The Society And Economy Of The Himalayan Regions In Himachal Pradesh. It Will Be Of Quest Value To Historians Studying Colonial India, Those Interested In Environmental Issues And Ngos.

Democratic Decentralisation through a Natural Resource Lens

Cases from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Author: Jesse C. Ribot,Anne M. Larson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136869514

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This volume queries the state and effect of the global decentralization movement through the study of natural resource decentralizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The case studies presented here use a comparative framework to characterize the degree to which natural resource decentralizations can be said to be taking place and, where possible, to measure their social and environmental consequences. In general, the cases show that threats to national-level interests are producing resistance that is fettering the struggle for reform.

Feminism and "race"

Author: Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Social Science

Page: 559

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This volume represents the strength as well as diversity of writings which discuss race and feminism showing how these two areas, usually considered to be distinct and therefore discrete from each other, have developed.

The Drama of the Commons

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309169981

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

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The "tragedy of the commons" is a central concept in human ecology and the study of the environment. It has had tremendous value for stimulating research, but it only describes the reality of human-environment interactions in special situations. Research over the past thirty years has helped clarify how human motivations, rules governing access to resources, the structure of social organizations, and the resource systems themselves interact to determine whether or not the many dramas of the commons end happily. In this book, leaders in the field review the evidence from several disciplines and many lines of research and present a state-of-the-art assessment. They summarize lessons learned and identify the major challenges facing any system of governance for resource management. They also highlight the major challenges for the next decade: making knowledge development more systematic; understanding institutions dynamically; considering a broader range of resources (such as global and technological commons); and taking into account the effects of social and historical context. This book will be a valuable and accessible introduction to the field for students and a resource for advanced researchers.

Branching Out

Joint Forest Management in India

Author: Nandini Sundar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

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The Book Is A Collaborative Review Of The Joint Forest Management Programme In India, Which Is A Relatively Recent Attempt To Make Forest Policy Socially Responsible.

Environmentalism and the left

contemporary debates and future agendas in tribal areas

Author: Archana Prasad

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communism

Page: 126

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The Left movement and the environmental movement comprise two ends of the progressive spectrum of the Indian polity. While the environmental movement has highlighted issues of 'tradition' and economic and ecological security, the Left has stressed the need for the vision of a modern, but non-capitalist path of development.What is the ideology of the environmental movement?Is the Left's insistence on a class-based approach to the land question valid for tribals?

Women in Rural Development

Contemporary Social Policy and Practice

Author: Kiran Prasad

Publisher: Women's Press

ISBN: 9788189110093

Category: Rural women

Page: 372

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Contributed articles on socio-economic status of rural women in India.