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'Without Co-ops there Would be No Forests!': Historical Memory and the Restitution of Forests in Post-socialist Bulgaria

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dc.contributor.author Cellarius, Barbara A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:56:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:56:15Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-08-21 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-08-21 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3015
dc.description.abstract "In the wake of Bulgaria's post-socialist restitution of formerly private forests, cooperatives have widespread support among residents of the central Rhodope mountains as a way to manage the newly re-privatized resource. This support occurs despite privatization programmes designed to foster individual private ownership and a history of socialism, which might bias people against cooperative institutions. Reasons for the favourable attitude towards cooperatives include the economic rationale of large-scale forest management along with social memory of pre-socialist forestry cooperatives in the region as valued community institutions that supported community projects, produced income for forest owners, provided jobs, and managed the forests efficiently and transparently. This case study contributes to a better understanding of natural resource management under postsocialist conditions in which individuated private property often receives the most attention." en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject socialism en_US
dc.title 'Without Co-ops there Would be No Forests!': Historical Memory and the Restitution of Forests in Post-socialist Bulgaria en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Bulgaria en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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