Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 394
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Forests and forest lands around the world are a source of livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people. Contests over control and use of these forest resources are increasingly acute, and nowhere are they more intense than in South Asia. Although state forest administration is recorded in the earliest historical texts of the region, since the colonial period forest departments have extended and intensified scientific forest management in order to generate greater flows of timber and revenue, constructing policy in terms of colonial and later national development rather than as serving the public good. The impact on the use local people make of the forest for their livelihoods has been so negative that persistent civil unrest has ensued in many areas. In 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...