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The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in the Amazon: An Overview

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Diegues, Antonio Carlos; Kageyama, Peter; Viana, Virgíllio
Date: 1992
Agency: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva
Series: UNRISD Discussion Paper, no. 36
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5557
Sector: Forestry
Region: South America
Subject(s): deforestation
collective action
Amazon River region
socio-economic systems
Abstract: "The objectives of this paper are to review the main socio-economic relationships and processes leading to deforestation in the Brazilian Amazonia, to assess its apparent consequences for various groups of local inhabitants and to look at some of their collective responses."

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