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Contested Spaces: Forest Rights, Registration, and Social Conflict

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Assesses the forest property rights system with particular reference to forest registration and customary forest rights. It is argued that—different than in the case of cropland—the forest tenure ... More


Undoing Historical Injustice: Reclaiming Citizenship Rights and Democratic Forest Governance through the Forest Rights Act

Madhu Sarin

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter describes the genesis and potential of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006. It begins by tracing the historical processes by which common forested landscapes customarily used by communities ... More


Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Sharachchandra Lele and Ajit Menon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The forest sector in India is currently going through an unprecedented churning. Every dimension of forest-related decision-making, including rights of local communities, conversion of forests to ... More


India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

S.K. Das

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

During the last six years, India has given its citizens four important economic and social rights. With this, India has established one of the world’s most forward-looking structure of rights, and ... More


Structures of Access Control, Repertoires of Resistance

Nancy Lee Peluso

in Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073777
eISBN:
9780520915534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073777.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a theoretical framework for the confrontation between state and peasant interests in the forest, exploring the ideology, or “culture,” of state authority and legitimacy (in ... More


Erasing the Swiddens: Shifting Cultivation, Land and Forest Rights in Odisha

Kundan Kumar

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines shifting cultivation in Odisha from the perspective of land and forest rights of tribal communities. It describes the complex processes of Survey and Settlement and creation of ... More


Changing Paradigms in Wildlife Conservation in India

Neema Pathak Broome, Shiba Desor, Ashish Kothari, and Arshiya Bose

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Until recently, conventional conservation paradigm and approach in India has been about establishment of a network of Protected Areas and policing them through undemocratic and top-down laws, ... More


Adivasis, Pastoralists, and Forest Governance: Challenges and Opportunities

Sagari R. Ramdas

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines current forest governance paradigms from the point of view of communities for whom livestock management is an integral component of their livelihoods. It provides a detailed ... More


What is Wrong with Joint Forest Management?

Sharachchandra Lele

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The idea of participatory forest management was accepted as an integral component of India’s forest policy in 1988 and implemented through the Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme, which now ... More


Property Rights and Natural Resources: States, Communities, and Corporations

Jérémie Gilbert

in Natural Resources and Human Rights: An Appraisal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198795667
eISBN:
9780191836978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795667.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the connection between property rights and natural resources. Most national jurisdictions are based on a model of ‘State property’, whereby ownership and control of natural ... More


Politics of Institutional Change in India’s Forestland Regimes

Prakash Kashwan

in Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190637385
eISBN:
9780190637415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637385.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter employs institutional and political ethnography to analyze the social and political mobilization that led to the enactment of India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) in 2006. While the political ... More


Maoism: A Utopia or “Jacobean” Reign of Terror?1

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in Communism in India: Events, Processes and Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199974894
eISBN:
9780199395460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974894.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This is primarily an analytical chapter that seeks to understand the nature of Maoism as an ideological movement. Despite its libertarian goal, Maoism does not seem to have followed a consistent ... More


Media, Corporates, and Democracy: Lessons from the 2014 General Elections

Sudhir Pattnaik

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Indian democracy became increasingly corporatized since the advent of neoliberal economy, resulting in the emergence of a corporate–media–politics nexus. Narendra Modi, as the chief minister of ... More


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