Islands of the Commons: Community Forests and Ecological Security in Northeast Thai Villages

dc.contributor.authorFujita, Wataru
dc.coverage.countryThailanden_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T13:16:00Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T13:16:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.description.abstract"Debates on common property resource management related to sustainable natural resource management in developing countries have concentrated on land and resources with common or communal tenure. However, destructive use of state or private lands and resources may upset the balance of ecosystem and damage ecological services on which local people depend, even when common resources are well managed. It is necessary to consider the mechanisms by which collective action establishes and sustains local ecological security as a kind of common good. In this paper, I consider the meaning of local ecological security by examining the case of community forests and the expansion of cash crops, especially, rubber, in the research site in Northeast Thailand. The expansion of rubber cultivation at a rapid pace damaged local ecological security. Community forests, which are still well managed, are like islands in the sea of the global economy. With special focus on how the villagers have dealt with the changed in their living environment, I consider the collective actions that are necessary to enhance ecological security as a local common good."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesJune 3-7en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceCommoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge, the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commonsen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocMt. Fuji, Japanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/8897
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen_US
dc.subjectrubberen_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.subjectIASC
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.titleIslands of the Commons: Community Forests and Ecological Security in Northeast Thai Villagesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US

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