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Which Way Forward?: People,Forests,and PolicyMaking in Indonesia / Edition 1

Which Way Forward?: People,Forests,and PolicyMaking in Indonesia / Edition 1

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Indonesia contains some of Asia‘s most biodiverse and threatened forests. The challenges result from both long-term management problems and the political, social, and economic turmoil of the past few years. The contributors to Which Way Forward? explore recent events in Indonesia, while focusing on what can be done differently to counter the destruction of forests due to asset-stripping, corruption, and the absence of government authority. Contributors to the book include anthropologists, economists, foresters, geographers, human ecologists, and policy analysts. Their concerns include the effects of government policies on people living in forests, the impact of the economic crisis on small farmers, links between corporate debt and the forest sector, and the fires of the late 1990s. By analyzing the nation‘s dramatic circumstances, they hope to demonstrate how Indonesia as well as other developing countries might handle their challenges to protect biodiversity and other resources, meet human needs, and deal with political change. The book includes an afterword by Emil Salim, former Indonesian Minister of State for Population and the Environment and former president of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme. A copublication of Resources for the Future and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891853449
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Series: RFF Press Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Carol J. Pierce Colfer is team leader of the CIFOR program on Local People, Devolution and Adaptive Collaborative Management of Forests and coeditor of People Managing Forests: The Links between Human Well-Being and Sustainability.

Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo is leader of CIFOR's Underlying Causes of Deforestation, Forest Degradation, and Changes in Human Welfare program.

Table of Contents

Jeff Sayer
1. Changing Policy Discourses and Traditional Communities, 1960-1999
Rachel Wrangham
2. Ideas and Institutions in Social Forestry Policy
Rita Lindayati
3. Responsibility, Accountability, and National Unity in Village Governance
Chris P.A. Bennett
4. Devolution and Indonesia's New Forestry Law
Eva Wollenberg and Hariadi Kartodihardjo
5. Differing Perspectives on Community Forestry in Indonesia
Jeffrey Y. Campbell
6. Reforming the Reformists in Post-Soeharto Indonesia
Chip Fay and Martua Sirait
7. Structural Problems in Implementing New Forest Policies in Indonesia
Hariadi Kartodihardjo
8. Timber Management and Related Policies: An Overview
Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo
9. HPH Timber Concession Reform: Questioning the 'Sustainable Logging' Paradigm
Christopher Barr
10. The Political Economy of Indonesia's Oil Palm Subsector
Anne Casson
11. Effects of Crisis and Political Change, 1997-1999
William D. Sunderlin
12. Corporate Debt and the Indonesian Foresty Sector
Christopher Barr, David Brown, Anne Casson, and David Kaimowitz
13. Forest Fires in Indonesia: Impacts and Solutions
Grahame Applegate, Ross Smith, James J. Fox, Andrew Mitchell, David Packham, Nigel J. Tapper, and Graham Baines
14. Ten Propositions to Explain Kalimantan's Fires
Carol J. Pierce Colfer
15. Forests and Regional Autonomy: The Challenge of Sharing the Profits and Pains
Ahmad Dermawan and Ida Aju Pradjna Resosudarmo
16. Dynamics of Illegal Logging in Indonesia
Richard G. Dudley
Appendix I: Timeline of Significant Indonesian Legislation
Appendix II: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix III: Glossary
Afterword: Indonesian Forests and People In Change
Emil Salim

What People are Saying About This

Larry Fisher

On economic and social justice grounds, as well as for biodiversity conservation and environmental management, this is a rare and extremely useful analysis of forestry issues, given growing domestic and international concern over the status of Indonesia's forests. (Larry Fisher, Cornell University)

Paul K. Gellert

An original contribution to understanding the obstacles and opportunities for achieving forest policy reform in Indonesia and elsewhere. (Paul K. Gellert, Cornell University)

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