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Author Sikor, Thomas.

Title Forests and people : property, governance, and human rghts / edited by Thomas Sikor and Johannes Stahl
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 273 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Forests and People: Property, Governance, and Human Rights; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Contributors; Preface; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: The Rights-Based Agenda in International Forestry; Part I Global Perspectives; 2 The Global Forest Tenure Transition: Background, Substance, and Prospects; 3 Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Human Rights System; 4 Human Rights-Based Approaches to Conservation: Promise, Progress ... and Pitfalls?; Part II What Claims Find Support?
11 Who Represents the Collective? Authority and the Recognition of Forest Rights12 Tenure Rights, Environmental Interests, and the Politics of Local Government in Romania; Part V What Political Strategies Serve Rights Recognition by the State?; 13 Women's Action and Democratic Spaces across Scales in India; 14 Building Coalitions across Sectors and Scales in Cambodia; 15 Forest-Based Social Movements in Latin America; Part VI Epilogue; 16 A Way Forward: Forest Rights in Times of REDD+; Index
5 Affirmative Policy on an Uneven Playing Field: Implications for REDD6 Advancing Human Rights through Community Forestry in Nepal; 7 Forest Devolution and Social Differentiation in Vietnam; Part III Whose Claims Are Considered to Constitute Rights?; 8 The Challenges of Developing a Rights-Based Approach to Conservation in Indonesia; 9 Rights Evolution and Contemporary Forest Activism in the New Forest, England; 10 Advocating for Traditional Native American Gathering Rights on US Forest Service Lands; Part IV What Authorities Recognize Forest People's Rights?
Summary A human rights-based agenda has received significant attention in writings on general development policy, but less so in forestry. Forests and People presents a comprehensive analysis of the rights-based agenda in forestry, connecting it with existing work on tenure reform, governance rights and cultural rights. As the editors note in their introduction, the attention to rights in forestry differs from 'rights-based approaches' in international development and other natural resource fields in three critical ways. First, redistribution is a central demand of activists in for
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Forest conservation.
Forest people -- Civil rights
Forest people -- Government relations
Forest people -- Land tenure
Forest policy.
Forest conservation.
Forest policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Stahl, Johannes.
ISBN 0203124006