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The Political Ecology of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia

Historical Perspectives
by ABE Ken-Ichi, JONG Wil De, LYE Tuck-Po
Kyoto Area Studies on Asia
Following an interdisciplinary approach to debates about the future of tropical forests in Southeast Asia, the authors - experts in their field - unravel the extent to which the interests of local inhabitants, nation-states and international environmental movements are intertwined. This volume, a joint publication with Kyoto University Press, examines...

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Following an interdisciplinary approach to debates about the future of tropical forests in Southeast Asia, the authors - experts in their field - unravel the extent to which the interests of local inhabitants, nation-states and international environmental movements are intertwined. This volume, a joint publication with Kyoto University Press, examines the highly politicized context in which local forestry problems intersect with global market forces, focusing on the social and economic diversity of different tropical forests and their specific historical background. It emphasizes the importance of examining local issues in their own right.

About Authors

ABE Ken’ichi

ABE Ken’ichi is Professor at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan. He completed his MA and Doctorate at Kyoto University, and specializes in Southeast Asian area studies, environmental anthropology and tropical ecology.

LYE Tuck-Po

Lye Tuck-Po is an environmental anthropologist and Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Science, Malaysia. She completed a PhD in anthropology at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and her research focuses on local communities’ environmental knowledge and relations, particularly regarding the inhabitants of tropical forests in Southeast Asia.

DE JONG Wil

Wil De Jong is Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. His primary field of research is tropical forests in South America, Asia and Africa, and he specializes in environmental governance, policy research and natural resource management. He has served as Professor at the Japan Centre for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology, and as Senior Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia.

Table of contents


Acknowledgments

1 The political ecology of tropical forests in Southeast Asia: Historical roots of modern problems
  Wil de Jong, Lye Tuck-Po, Abe Ken-ichi
2 Forests versus agriculture: Colonial forest services, environmental ideas and the regulation of land-use change in Southeast Asia
  Lesley Potter
3 Trading in the forest: Lessons from Lao history
  Deanna Donovan
4 The political ecology of forest products in Indonesia: A history of changing adversaries
  Wil de Jong
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Acknowledgments

1 The political ecology of tropical forests in Southeast Asia: Historical roots of modern problems
  Wil de Jong, Lye Tuck-Po, Abe Ken-ichi
2 Forests versus agriculture: Colonial forest services, environmental ideas and the regulation of land-use change in Southeast Asia
  Lesley Potter
3 Trading in the forest: Lessons from Lao history
  Deanna Donovan
4 The political ecology of forest products in Indonesia: A history of changing adversaries
  Wil de Jong
5 Peat swamp forest development in Indonesia and the political ecology of tropical forests in Southeast Asia
  Abe Ken-ichi
6 De facto decentralization and community conflicts in East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Explanations from local history and implications for community forestry
  Steve Rhee
7 One hundred years of land use changes: Political, social, and economic influences on an Iban village in Bakong River Basin, Sarawak, East Malaysia
  Ichikawa Masahiro
8 The ecological-economics of non-sustainable development: Logging tropical forests in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  Herb Thompson
9 Discourse and Southeast Asian deforestation: A case study of the International Tropical Timber Organization
  Fred Gale
10 Indigenous people, rubber tappers, and colonizers: Production for subsistence and commerce in Amazonia
  Kimura Hideo
11 The problem of gaizai: The view from Japanese forestry villages
  John Knight

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