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Decentralization in Indonesia allowed forest dependent communities to legally trade in their customary forest rights for a share in timber rents Despite uncertain property rights, communities engaged in negotiations with firms for logging agreements The benefits that flowed to communities from these agreements varied significantly Research was undertaken, first, to compare the impacts of mechanized logging on communities before and after decentralization The second aim was to analyze the potential factors underlying the variation in post decentralization outcomes A conceptual framework and a game theoretic model of community firm interactions are developed, which allow for the derivation of hypotheses on determining factors and the expected directions of effects To test these empirically, fieldwork was undertaken in East Kalimantan The results showed that communities benefited financially and perceived no significant differences in some logging impacts after decentralization compared to before Post decentralization community firm conflict, inter community conflict and intra community conflict were all common occurrences Nevertheless, there is no evidence of a trade off between environmental and financial contractual provisions Given weak property rights, the community s ability to self enforce its rights over the forest are shown to be crucial for claiming a significant share of logging rent The theoretical hypotheses are generally supported by econometric analysis using survey data....

Title : The Outcomes and their Determinants from Community-Company Contracting over Forest Use in Post-Decentralization Indonesia (Development Economics and Policy)
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ISBN : 3631551967
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 1 edition May 23, 2006
Number of Pages : 189 pages
File Size : 583 KB
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