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Discourse and Discursive Practices Over Timber in Nepal

Banjade, Mani

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Forest sector of Nepal is far from harnessing its economic potential, but witnesses a continuation of deforestation and forest degradation. This is largely because of the limited policy focus on the management of the most important forest product – the timber. Taking timber at the central stage in the debate on forest management, this paper examines the existing stakeholder relations, policy deliberations, programs and everyday practices in Nepal. This paper draws on the country’s policy, legal...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBanjade, Mani
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:11:56Z
dc.identifier.issn1684-0186
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/63901
dc.description.abstractForest sector of Nepal is far from harnessing its economic potential, but witnesses a continuation of deforestation and forest degradation. This is largely because of the limited policy focus on the management of the most important forest product – the timber. Taking timber at the central stage in the debate on forest management, this paper examines the existing stakeholder relations, policy deliberations, programs and everyday practices in Nepal. This paper draws on the country’s policy, legal and regulatory documents, policy deliberations on forest governance, media analysis and everyday practices of forest management. These policies and practices are analysed in relation to environmental discourse, social practices and hegemony in forest sector governance. This paper shows that, while timber occupies a central stage in the government’s decisions, in most of forest-related contestations, and in everyday management decisions, timber management has received only secondary importance in the national forest policy and discourses. The analysis shows that since forest policy discourses have departed from timber, local communities and the government have lost significant incomes from the forest. The marginalization of timber in the policy discourse also encouraged deforestation and forest degradation especially through illegal logging and forest encroachment.
dc.publisherForest Action, Nepal
dc.sourceJournal of Forest and Livelihood
dc.titleDiscourse and Discursive Practices Over Timber in Nepal
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160507 - Environment Policy
local.identifier.absfor160509 - Public Administration
local.identifier.absfor160605 - Environmental Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB861
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBanjade, Mani, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage58
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage73
local.identifier.doi.3126/jfl.v10i1.8601
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:35:02Z
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