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Decentralization, Forests and Livelihoods: Theory and Narrative

Tacconi, Luca


This paper discusses the theory of decentralized forest management, the associated narrative and the underlying hypotheses. That discussion informs the assessment of whether decentralization can lead to forest conservation. The paper argues that the ideal model of democratic decentralization described in the literature is unlikely to be implemented given the governance constraints present in many tropical forest countries. Even if that model could be implemented, it is shown that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Environmental Change: Part A - Human and Policy Dimensions
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.01.002


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