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Can authority change through deliberative politics? Lessons from the four decades of participatory forest policy reform in Nepal

Ojha, Hemant; Banjade, Mani; Sunam, Ramesh; Bhattarai, Basundhara; Jana, Sudeep; Goutam, Keshab; Dhungana, Sindhu


Based on the review of relevant literature, this paper investigates how forest authority is produced or reproduced in the course of forest policy change, by drawing on the past four decades of participatory forest policy reform in Nepal. We analyze various waves of deliberative politics that emerged in different contexts related to the Himalayan crisis, the flow of international aid for conservation and development projects, civil conflict and democratic transition, and most recently the policy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Forestry Policy and Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2014.04.005


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