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Explaining Deforestation: The Role of Local Institutions

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dc.contributor.author Gibson, Clark C. en_US
dc.contributor.author McKean, Margaret A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:24:28Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/46
dc.description.abstract "Governments, citizens, and scientists are increasingly concerned about the role of forests in global environmental change. Evidence is mounting from multiple studies that humans at an aggregate level are exploiting forests at unsustainable rates in tropical regions. While some deforestation can be attributed to rational and sustainable transfers of land to agricultural and other valuable uses, unplanned deforestation can generate significant negative externalities: loss of biodiversity, elevated risk of erosion, floods and lowered water tables, and increased release of carbon into the atmosphere associated with global climate change. More importantly, deforestation can decrease the welfare of forest users by eliminating habitat for game species, altering local climates and watersheds, and destroying critical stocks of fuel, fodder, food, and building materials." en_US
dc.publisher Indiana University, International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Research Program, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Forest Resources and Institutions en_US
dc.subject IFRI en_US
dc.subject CIPEC en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject FAO en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis--IAD framework en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.title Explaining Deforestation: The Role of Local Institutions en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 1-22 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Bloomington, Indiana en_US

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