Authority over forests : empowerment and subordination in Senegal’s democratic decentralization

Abstract: Despite progressive new laws that transfer forest rights to rural councils, the Forest Service in Senegal continue to allocate access to lucrative forest opportunities to charcoal merchants. As a result, the councils cannot represent their populations and therefore cannot gain legitimacy.

Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.

Source(s): Development and change; 40(2009)1, p. 105-129 Development and change 40(2009)1

Published: 2009 World resources institute. Institutions and governance program, (English

ISBN/ISSN: /0012-155X


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