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The Rents of Illegal Logging: The Mechanisms behind the Rush on Forest Resources in Southeast Albania

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dc.contributor.author Stahl, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T19:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T19:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6391
dc.description.abstract "Since the collapse of socialism, Central and Eastern Europe has experienced a massive rush on forest resources. This paper examines the concrete mechanisms through which the postsocialist transformation has spurred this rush through a case study of a forest sector in southeastern Albania, where various kinds of actors collide in a struggle over rent from illegal firewood extraction and trade. I argue that the broader political and economic changes of postsocialism have altered rural resource values, changed the mechanisms through which forest users gain access to productive resources, and shifted the creation and distribution of resource rent among actors. Together, these changes affected forest users’ incentives, decision-making and practices. Over the past two decades they have caused this rush and severe forest degradation." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject rent seeking en_US
dc.subject logging en_US
dc.title The Rents of Illegal Logging: The Mechanisms behind the Rush on Forest Resources in Southeast Albania en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Albania en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 140-150 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US

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