Corporate power in the forests of the Solomon Islands
This paper assesses the environmental impact of multinational companies on commercial timber management in the Solomon Islands since 1990. As more and more companies, especially from Malaysia, have spread throughout the country, the capacity of the state and societal groups to develop and enforce effective rules have become increasingly strained. Corporate bribes and pressure on state and community leaders further contribute to inappropriate policies and weak enforcement. In this context,...[Show more]
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