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Curse or blessing? Local elites in joint Forest Management in India's Shiwaliks

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dc.contributor.author Balooni, Kulbhushan
dc.contributor.author Lund, Jens Friis
dc.contributor.author Kumar, Chetan
dc.contributor.author Inoue, Makoto
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-21T10:25:21Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-21T10:25:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2259/359
dc.description.abstract This article suggests that local elites play an instrumental role — either with positive or negative consequences — in shaping struggles for power over processes and outcomes of participatory forest management interventions , when implemented in communities characterized by social hierarchies . We show how the contrasting outcomes of joint forest management in two case study villages cannot be attributed to institutional reform, but appear to be caused largely by differences in the role assumed by local elites . The evidenc e indicates that institutional reform itself does not guarantee changes in the actual management of natural resources. Rather, vested interests at the local level and among State actors may continue to shape events while working within or beyond the new institutional landscape . On the basis of the results of our case studies, the article poses the hypothesis that u network theory of social capital could be a useful way of analyzing such diverse outcomes of simi... en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Igitur, Utrecht Publishing &Archiving Services for IASC en_US
dc.subject Forest en_US
dc.subject governance en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject local elite en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject state en_US
dc.subject village institutions en_US
dc.title Curse or blessing? Local elites in joint Forest Management in India's Shiwaliks en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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