1st Edition

Community, Environment and Local Governance in Indonesia Locating the commonweal

Edited By Carol Warren, John F. McCarthy Copyright 2009
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book explores the forces reconfiguring local resource governance in Indonesia since 1998, drawing together original field research undertaken in a decade of dramatic political change. Case studies from across Indonesia’s diverse cultural and ecological landscapes focus on the most significant resource sectors – agriculture, fisheries, forestry, mining and tourism –providing a rare in-depth view of the dynamics shaping social and environmental outcomes in these varied contexts.

    Debates surrounding the ‘tragedy of the commons’ and environmental governance have focused on institutional considerations of how to craft resource management arrangements in order to further the policy objectives of economic efficiency, social equity and environmental sustainability. The studies in this volume reveal the complexity of resource security issues affecting local communities and user groups in Indonesia as they engage with wider institutional frameworks in a context driven simultaneously by decentralizing and globalizing forces. Through ground up investigations of how local groups with different cultural backgrounds and resource bases are responding to the greater autonomy afforded by Indonesia’s new political constellation, the authors appraise the prospects for rearticulating governance regimes toward a more equitable and sustainable ’commonweal’.

    This volume offers valuable insights into questions of import to scholars as well as policy-makers concerned with decentralized governance and sustainable resource management.

    1. Communities, Environments And Local Governance In Reform Era Indonesia John F. Mccarthy And Carol Warren  2. Local Resource Politics In Reform Era Indonesia: Three Village Studies From Jepara Jim Schiller And Achmad Uzair Fauzan  3. Berjuang Diatas Perahu: Livelihood, Contestation And Declining Marine Resources On Java’s North Coast Anton Lucas  4. Conservation And Community In The Lore Lindu National Park (Sulawesi): Customary Custodianship, Multi-Ethnic Participation, And Resource Entitlement Greg Acciaioli  5. Community, Adat Authority And Forest Management In The Hinterland Of East Kalimantan Laurens Bakker  6. Forests For The People? Special Autonomy, Community Forestry Cooperatives And The Apparent Return Of Customary Rights In Papua Hidayat Alhamid, Chris Ballard And Peter Kanowski  7. ‘Where Is Justice?’ Resource Entitlements, Agrarian Transformation And Regional Autonomy In Jambi, Sumatra John F. Mccarthy  8. Off The Market? Elusive Links In Community-Based Sustainable Development Initiatives In Bali Carol Warren  9. Locating The Commonweal Carol Warren And John F. Mccarthy



    Carol Warren is a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University.

    John McCarthy lectures at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, at the Australian National University.

    "Community, Environment, and Local Governance in Indonesia: Locating the Commonweal is a very welcome volume in which authors with sustained involvement in the region examine the consequences for resource issues of the first post-Suharto decade.  The volume compiles a well-selected range of case studies representing a diversity of cultural and ecological landscapes, including the main resource sectors of agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining, and tourism.  Significantly, beyond a collection of case studies, it aims to present broadly applicable principles drawn from their common factors...Through its excellent case studies and astute discussion, Community, Environment, and Local Governance in Indonesia expertly and comprehensively alerts the scholars and policymakers to whom it is addressed to the factors and spheres involved in achieving equitable and sustainable resource management." -- Lene Pederson, Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 66, 2010