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People and forests : communities, institutions, and governance
Gibson, Clark C., 1961-
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Explaining deforestation : the role of local institutions / Clark C. Gibson, Margaret A. McKean, and Elinor Ostrom -- Common property : what is it, what is it good for, and what makes it work? / Margaret A. McKean -- Small is beautiful, but is larger better? Forest-management institutions in the Kumaon Himalaya, India / Arun Agrawal -- Successful forest management : the importance of security of tenure and rule enforcement in Ugandan forests / Abwoli Y. Banana and William Gombya-Ssembajjwe -- Optimal foraging, institutions, and forest change : a case from Nepal / Charles M. Schweik -- A lack of institutional demand : why a strong local community in Western Ecuador fails to protect its forest / Clark C. Gibson and C. Dustin Becker -- Indigenous forest management in the Bolivian Amazon : lessons from the Yuracaré people / C. Dustin Becker and Rosario León -- Population and forest dynamics in the hills of Nepal : institutional remedies by rural communities / George Varughese -- Forests, people, and governance : some initial theoretical lessons / Clark C. Gibson, Elinor Ostrom, and Margaret A. McKean -- Appendix : International forestry resources and institutions research strategy / Elinor Ostrom and Mary Beth Wertime.

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Unplanned deforestation, which is occurring at unsustainable rates in many parts of the world, can cause significant hardships for rural communities by destroying critical stocks of fuel, fodder, food and building materials. It can also have profound regional and global consequences by contributing to biodiversity loss, erosion, floods, lowered water tables and climate change.

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