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Rebellion, Representation and Enfranchisement in the Forest Villages of Makacoulibantang, Eastern Senegal

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dc.contributor.author Ribot, Jesse C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:28:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:28:40Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/223
dc.description.abstract "In the district of Makacoulibantang in Eastern Senegal scores of villages are actively blocking urban-based woodfuel merchants and their migrant woodcutters from working in surrounding forests. Their rebellion is partly to stop the destruction of a resource on which they depend for daily needs, and partly because they want to reap some of the benefits from woodfuel production and commerce. Local villagers cannot enter the woodfuel (firewood and charcoal) trade since, as it now stands, urban-based merchants employ migrant woodcutters and use state-allocated licenses and permits to control access to urban markets where the woodfuels are sold and consumed. Forest villagers have resorted to blocking direct access to forests, since this is about the only way they can influence the woodfuel sector. But, while villagers can control forest access, without access to markets and forest labor opportunities, they reap few benefits from forest exploitation. They can keep others out of surrounding forests, but they cannot enter forest commerce themselves. In short, the fact that forest villages can control direct access to forests does not give them access to the benefits that flow from forest commerce." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject fuelwood en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject markets en_US
dc.title Rebellion, Representation and Enfranchisement in the Forest Villages of Makacoulibantang, Eastern Senegal en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.country Sengal en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference The Commons in an Age of Globalisation, the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 17-21, 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.submitter.email mfragnol@indiana.edu en_US

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