Recentralizing while decentralizing : how national governments reappropriate forest resources

Abstract: Decentralization initiatives worldwide rarely achieve their purported efficiency and equity benefits. This paper shows how central governments in six countries use a variety of strategies to obstruct the democratic decentralization of resource management and, hence, retain central control.

Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.; Agrawal, Arun; Larson, Anne M.

Source(s): World development; 34(2006)11, p. 1864-1886 World development 34(2006)11

Published: 2006 World resources institute. Institutions and governance program, (English

ISBN/ISSN: /0305-750X


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