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Weak states and the environment in Indonesia and the Solomon Islands

Dauvergne, Peter


This article compares the control of the ‘strong’ Indonesian state and the ‘weak’ Solomon Islands state over commercial timber companies, focusing in particular on the capacity to enforce environmental rules for natural forest harvests. While remaining sensitive to the differences between the two countries, it shows that in both cases a key reason for commercial forest mismanagement is weak state control over the environmental practices of timber companies. As a result, in both countries...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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