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Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration , edited by Randall A. Bluffstone, Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson

Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest... New York, ny : Routledge, 2015. isbn 978-1138819641 This volume, edited by Bluffstone and Robinson, offers an interesting focus on tenure arrangements and the effectiveness of different local forest-management systems in select African and Asian countries. Drawing on various case studies, it provides essential lessons for national forest-tenure reforms. These can also be useful for international policymakers and practitioners to incorporate into their assessments and recommendations concerning such reforms—for example, in the context of redd +. The book begins with a clear and comprehensive introduction written by the editors together with Mark Purdon. The book consists of three parts, each of which includes an overview chapter describing the issue and context. This structure is very helpful, as it brings the country-specific examples together under a common theme. Part i , ‘Understanding Local Forest Management’, discusses property rights and local-level forest reforms, and Part ii , ‘Evaluating Local Forest Management’, deals with the implications of local forest management. Part iii , ‘Extending Local Forest Management to Include redd +’, takes a look at issues for the future, namely opportunities and challenges for redd +. Part i begins with Purdon’s excellent introduction, ‘Understanding Local Forest Tenure Reforms: Section Context and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration , edited by Randall A. Bluffstone, Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson

Climate Law , Volume 5 (1): 99 – Aug 26, 2015

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Brill
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© 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1878-6553
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1878-6561
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10.1163/18786561-00501005
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New York, ny : Routledge, 2015. isbn 978-1138819641 This volume, edited by Bluffstone and Robinson, offers an interesting focus on tenure arrangements and the effectiveness of different local forest-management systems in select African and Asian countries. Drawing on various case studies, it provides essential lessons for national forest-tenure reforms. These can also be useful for international policymakers and practitioners to incorporate into their assessments and recommendations concerning such reforms—for example, in the context of redd +. The book begins with a clear and comprehensive introduction written by the editors together with Mark Purdon. The book consists of three parts, each of which includes an overview chapter describing the issue and context. This structure is very helpful, as it brings the country-specific examples together under a common theme. Part i , ‘Understanding Local Forest Management’, discusses property rights and local-level forest reforms, and Part ii , ‘Evaluating Local Forest Management’, deals with the implications of local forest management. Part iii , ‘Extending Local Forest Management to Include redd +’, takes a look at issues for the future, namely opportunities and challenges for redd +. Part i begins with Purdon’s excellent introduction, ‘Understanding Local Forest Tenure Reforms: Section Context and

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Climate LawBrill

Published: Aug 26, 2015

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