Forest governance in Chinese villages : community, the 'common interest', and common pool resources
Villages collectively own more than 60 percent of China's forests, many of them in ecologically-sensitive areas. Villagers depend on communal forests for various livelihood needs and village leaders play an important role in the governance of forest resources. However, the policy context for the participation of villagers in the governance of their forests is limited, often dictated by government policy shifts, the state's interests in forests, and the state's idea of what is appropriate in...[Show more]
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