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Politics of co-optation: community forest management versus Joint Forest Management in Orissa, India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18288518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The article considers the impact of introducing government co-management policy in the form of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in an area with a five-decade-old self-organized community forest management system in Orissa, India. We ask a question that appears not to have been previously examined: What happens when JFM replaces an already existing community forest management arrangement? Our comparison of the JFM arrangement with the self-organized community forest management regime (pre- and post-2002 in a selected village) provides three conclusions: (1) The level of villager participation in forest management has declined, along with the erosion of the bundle of common rights held by them; (2) multiple institutional linkages between the village and outside agencies, and reciprocal relations with neighboring villages have been abandoned in favor of a close relationship with the Forestry Department; and (3) the administration of the forestry resource has become politicized. We conclude that the "one-size-fits-all" approach of the JFM, with its pre-packaged objectives and its narrow scope of forest management, is likely to limit experimentation, learning, and institutional innovation that characterizes community forest management.
Authors:
Prateep K Nayak; Fikret Berkes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental management     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0364-152X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Manage     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-21     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703893     Medline TA:  Environ Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, 70 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. nayakprateep@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Community Networks*
Conservation of Natural Resources*
Consumer Participation*
Decision Making
Ecosystem
Female
Forestry
Humans
India
Male
Ownership
Politics
Power (Psychology)

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