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Deforesting Malaysia: The Political Economy and Social Ecology of Agricultural Expansion and Commercial Logging

By: KS Jomo, YT Chang and KJ Khoo

253 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Zed Books

Hardback | Apr 2004 | #143954 | ISBN: 1842774662
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NHBS Price: £55.00 $67/€62 approx

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This study of deforestation in Malaysia's three regions examines the different factors which shape them, the institutions and policies which determine forestry development, the ecological impact of deforestation, and sustainability.


Preface 1. Malaysia: An Introduction 2. Agriculture and the Forests 3. Peninsular Malaysia 4. Sabah 5. Sarawak 6. Markets, Politics and Logging 7. Conclusion

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Jomo K. S. is professor in applied economics at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. His many previous publications include Tigers in Trouble - Financial Governance, Liberalization & the Crises in East Asia (Zed Books 1998). The contributors are researchers based in Southeast Asia.

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