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Policy That Works for Forests and People

Real Prospects for Governance and Livelihoods

By James Mayers, Stephen Bass

© 2004 – Routledge

352 pages

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About the Book

Since its original publication by the International Institute for Environment and Development in 1999, Policy That Works for Forests and People has been recognised as the most authoritative study to date of policy processes that affect forests and people. Providing a thorough analysis of the issues, options and factors that determine different outcomes and bolstered by a major annex containing tools and tactics, the book offers clear and practical advice on how to formulate, manage and implement policies appropriate to different contexts. These are policies that result in real improvements in the governance, use and economic benefits that can flow from forests to those who depend upon them. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, forestry practitioners and academics and students in all areas of forest policy, management and governance.

Table of Contents

Foreword * Key Messages * Acknowledgements * Acronyms and Abbreviations * Introduction * Forests, People and Power - the Scene the Players and the Drama * Policy That Works for Forests and People - a Collaborative Project Approach * Policy in the Real World - Themes in Failure and Success * International Policy Trends and Initiatives - Their Implications for Forests and People * Conclusions * Annex 1 - Doing Policy Work * Annex 2 - Country Team Action Frameworks * Bibliography * Index

About the Authors

James Mayers is Director of the Forestry and Land Use Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Stephen Bass is Chief Environment Adviser at the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID).

About the Series

The Earthscan Forest Library

The Earthscan Forest Library

This series brings together a wide collection of volumes addressing diverse aspects of forests and forestry and draws on a range of disciplinary perspectives. Titles cover the full range of forest science and include the biology, ecology, biodiversity, restoration, management (including silviculture and timber production), geography and environment (including climate change), socio-economics, anthropology, policy, law and governance. The series aims to demonstrate the important role of forests in nature, peoples’ livelihoods and in contributing to broader sustainable development goals. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, policy-makers and concerned members of civil society. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Tim Hardwick, Senior Commissioning Editor (tim.hardwick@tandf.co.uk).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry