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Between Adat and State: Institutional Arrangements on Sumatra's Forest Frontier

McCarthy, John


In Indonesia, with the recent eruption of local struggles over resources and now with the new decentralization reforms, there is renewed interest in the role of customary adat institutional arrangements in village government, land tenure, and forest management. On the basis of research carried out in one locality in Sumatra over 1996-99, this article considers the nature of local institutional arrangements, how they have evolved under various conditions, their complex interaction with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Ecology (Journal)
DOI: 10.1007/s10745-005-2426-8


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