Decentralization and deforestation : the moderating role of polycentric governance

Abstract: Cases from Peru and Bolivia show that decentralization has an ambiguous effect on forest cover change. However, polycentric governance, which is equally common in decentralized and centralized regimes, has a stronger, positive effect on forest conservation in decentralized settings.

Author(s): Wright, Glenn D.

Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs draft

Published: 2012 International society for new institutional economics (ISNIE)], [Paris (English



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