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Village Forests in India

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses issues related to the joint forest-management systems in various parts of India. The concept of joint forest management emerged from conflict areas where district forest ... More


A Tale of Three Villages: Practised Forestry in India

Rucha Ghate

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Forest management in India has become accommodative since the forest policy of 1988. Presently, three types of ‘collective action’ based institutions can be found: self-initiated, NGO-promoted, and ... More


Is the State Passé? Competing Domains in Forestry in Orissa

Arabinda Mishra

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The chapter looks at different dimensions of policy failure relating to forest management in the Indian state of Orissa, where village communities have countered the government's devolution-based ... 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


From Absence to Negotiated Presence

Bina Agarwal

in Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter traces the history of South Asian women's absence from traditional village institutions, such as caste and tribal councils, and the process of their inclusion in contemporary ... More


Joint Forest Management: Decentralization, Recentralization, and Devolutionary Intent

Satyajit Singh

in The Local in Governance: Politics, Decentralization, and Environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199468966
eISBN:
9780199087327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468966.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Environmental Politics

The chapter points out that the JFM programme that was adopted in the hills had scant regard of the traditional institutions of community management of forests. It is also important to note how the ... 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


A Road Runs Through It: Changing Meanings in Malaiyali Sacred Groves in Tiruvannamalai District

Eliza F. Kent

in Sacred Groves and Local Gods: Religion and Environmentalism in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199895465
eISBN:
9780199985678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895465.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter two focuses on sacred groves in the foothills of the Kalrayan mountains of western Tamil Nadu. Maintained by an upwardly mobile Hinduized tribal community (scheduled tribe), the forested ... More


The Local in Governance: Politics, Decentralization, and Environment

Satyajit Singh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199468966
eISBN:
9780199087327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Environmental Politics

This is a study of the different architectures of decentralization. It examines the political economy of how institutional designs for environmental governance are created and the important role of ... More


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