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State, communities and forests in contemporary Borneo

CollectionsANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)
ANU Press (1965- Present)
Title: State, communities and forests in contemporary Borneo
Author(s): Cooke, Fadzilah Majid
Keywords: Forest management--Borneo
Forest policy--Borneo
Forests and forestry--Borneo
Forestry and community--Borneo
Land tenure--Borneo
Land use--Borneo
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: Australian National University, E Press
Canberra, ACT: Resources, Environment & Development (RE&D), The Australian National University
Citation: Cooke, F. M. (2006). State, communities and forests In contemporary Borneo. Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph 1. Canberra: Australian National University, E Press
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs (APEM): No. 1
The name ‘Borneo’ evokes visions of constantly changing landscapes, but with important island-wide continuities. One of the continuities has been the forests, which have for generations been created and modified by the indigenous population, but over the past three decades have been partially replaced by tree crops, grass or scrub. This book, the first in the series of Asia-Pacific Environmental Monographs, looks at the political complexities of forest management across the whole island of Borneo, tackling issues of tenure, land use change and resource competition, ‘tradition’ versus ‘modernity’, disputes within and between communities, between communities and private firms, or between communities and governments. While it focuses on the changes taking place in local political economies and conservation practices, it also makes visible the larger changes taking place in both Indonesia and Malaysia. The common theme of the volume is the need to situate local complexities in the larger institutional context, and the possible gains to be made from such an approach in the search for alternative models of conservation and development.
ISBN: 920942513


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