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Does Devolution Really Influence Local Forest Institution? Two Case Studies in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

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dc.contributor.author Thanh, Tran Ngoc en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:29:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:29:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-15 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/334
dc.description.abstract "This paper examines the changes in local forest institutions that have occurred after allocation in two villages of Dak Lak. The study suggests that allocation has modified local forest institutions, though to a much lesser degree than expected. Local people have been eager to claim legal titles to local forests, yet they face significant problems to translate legal rights into rights-in-practice. Above all, local people need support in the enforcement of their rights against encroachment by outsiders. In addition, gaps between forest management regulations and local forest institutions continue to exist, creating possibilities for conflicts within villages and between villages and the state. The paper thus suggest that devolution opens up opportunities for local people to improve their access to and control over forests, but that on time legal interventions are not sufficient to create supportive local forest institutions. "The paper is divided into 5 sections. After introduction part, section 2 provides basic information about 2 studied villages. Section 3 describes and compares the changes in local institutions focusing on property rights according to the local community rules, property rights in-practice, and changes in governance structures. Section 4 give a detail account of problems that local villagers facing in translating legal rights into rights in-practice. The paper ends with a conclusion and policy recommendations" en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject devolution--case studies en_US
dc.subject forest management--case studies en_US
dc.subject institutional change en_US
dc.subject village organization en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.title Does Devolution Really Influence Local Forest Institution? Two Case Studies in the Central Highlands of Vietnam en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Vietnam en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Politics of the Commons: Articulating Development and Strengthening Local Practices en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 11-14, 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Chiang Mai, Thailand en_US
dc.submitter.email lwisen@indiana.edu en_US

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