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Participation and Benefit Sharing in Community Forestry Programs

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dc.contributor.author Yadama, Gautam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T15:02:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T15:02:05Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8289
dc.description.abstract "This paper analyzes participation and benefit sharing in four community forestry programs in India. The research presented in this paper takes a theory driven empirical approach to participation in community forestry programs. The study examines the impact of the economic status and organizational trust on participation in decision making and implementation. The analysis is based on a sample size of two hundred respondents from four programs. A structural equation analysis is done to test the different hypotheses. Findings show that as the participants' economic level increases their involvement in implementation decreases. As trust in the community forestry program increases, participation in decision making increases; but participation in implementation decreases with increasing organizational trust. Olson's theory explains how private goods (associated with participation in decision making) and public goods (associated with participation in implementation) shape the involvement of individuals from different economic and social strata in collective action." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject participatory management en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Participation and Benefit Sharing in Community Forestry Programs en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Inequality and the Commons, the Third Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 17-20 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Washington, DC en_US


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