The Politics of Deforestation in Africa - Horning, Nadia Rabesahala
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This book explores how environmental policies are made and enforced in Africa. Specifically, this project explains the gap between intent and impact of forest policies, focusing on three African societies facing persistent deforestation today: Madagascar, Tanzania, and Uganda. The central claim of the study is that deforestation persists because conservation policies and projects, which are largely underwritten by foreign donors, consistently ignore the fact that conservation is possible only under limited and specific conditions. To make the case, the author examines how decision-making power…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book explores how environmental policies are made and enforced in Africa. Specifically, this project explains the gap between intent and impact of forest policies, focusing on three African societies facing persistent deforestation today: Madagascar, Tanzania, and Uganda. The central claim of the study is that deforestation persists because conservation policies and projects, which are largely underwritten by foreign donors, consistently ignore the fact that conservation is possible only under limited and specific conditions. To make the case, the author examines how decision-making power is negotiated and exercised where communities make environmental decisions daily (local level) and where environmental policies are negotiated and enacted (national level) across three distinct African political systems.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-76827-4
  • 1st ed. 2018
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Mai 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 388g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319768274
  • ISBN-10: 3319768271
  • Artikelnr.: 50869262
Autorenporträt
Nadia Horning is Associate Professor, Director of African Studies, and Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College, USA.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Why Deforestation Persists in Africa: Actors, Interests, Institutions, and Interest Alignment
2. Seeing Like a Farmer: Resource Politics at the Community Level
3. Executive Branches and Trees: Environmental Politics at the National Level
4. Across the Great Divide: Collaborative Forest Management
5. Epilogue