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Forest Resources Management in Indonesia (1968-2004): A Political Ecology Approach

Highlights the issue of forest degradation and deforestation in Indonesia
Uses Political Ecology as the conceptual framework to study Forest Resources Management?
Relevant to readers who discuss natural resources and forestry sector networks in Indonesia

By: Herman Hidayat (Author)

369 pages, 99 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Feb 2016 | #231124 | ISBN-13: 9789812877444
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Forest Resources Management in Indonesia (1968-2004) explores the forestry sector and its context, investigating the management of forest resources in Indonesia. It covers topics including forest fires, deforestation, water pollution, depletion of biodiversity, climate change and environmental damages. The book adopts a political economy approach, elaborating on the role of direct actors such as the central government, private companies and local governments, and the role of indirect actors. In addition, readers will discover anthropological and sociological perspectives through engagement with local communities such as the Kutai, Banjar and Rejang ethnic groups, Chinese trading communities, NGOs and Academics.

Featuring interviews with 91 informants and participatory observations, the text draws on secondary literature to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject. Forest Resources Management in Indonesia (1968-2004) is illustrated with figures, tables and maps and will be of particular interest to students and researchers of forest policies. It makes a valuable contribution to forest sciences and will also be useful to those in non-government organizations, politicians and business men with an interest in forest resources management, or a deeper interest in Indonesia.


List of Abbreviations

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: The Political Ecology of Forest Resources Management

Part II: Forest Management under the Soeharto Government
Chapter 2: Political Transition From Soekarno to Soeharto
Chapter 3: Forestry Industry (Logging, HTI, Plywood, Pulp and Paper)

Part III: Environmental Impact of Forest Management
Chapter 4: Analysts Comments on Deforestation
Chapter 5: NGOs' Criticisms on Forestry Management

Part IV: Forest Management in the Reformation Era
Chapter 6: Decentralization on the Forestry Sector
Chapter 7: Government Versus Local Indigenous People in Papua
Chapter 8: Interpretations of Decentralization by Stakeholders
Chapter 9: Problems in The Decentralization Process: Illegal Logging Practices

Part V: Local Responses to Forest Management: A Case Study of East Kalimantan
Chapter 10: Logging, Forestry Industry and The Regional Economy
Chapter 11: Livelihood of Local People in Muara Gusik Village

Part VI: Local Responses to Forest Management: A Case Study of Bengkulu
Chapter 12: Logging, Coffee Production, Distribution and Markets in Bengkulu

Part VII: Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 13: Conclusions and Recommendations

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Herman Hidayat has been a Senior Researcher at Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), The Research Center for Society and Culture (PMB) since 1985. He obtained his professorship in December 2014. He completed his doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Laboratory of Forest Policy at the Department of Forest Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2004. He publishes extensively in scientific and forest policy, land conflict, political ecology, and national parks in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Japan and France. Over the last 20 years, he has published over 45 articles, 80 popular writings and 2 books on forestry issues, with most of his articles being published in international journals. He has also been actively involved as a Visiting Fellow in research institutes in Japan and France such as Kyushu University, Research Center for Comparative Education and Culture, Fukuoka (April 1991-March 1992), IDE-JETRO, Chiba (September 2006-February 2007), Kyoto University-CSEAS (November 2008-December 2010), Fondation Maison des Sciences de I'homme (FMSH-Paris, from October-November 2011), and a Visiting Professor at Kagoshima University, Research Center for the Pacific Islands (KURCPI) (November 2012-March 2013). Currently, he serves as a reviewer with the Journal of Forest Science, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, South Korea and Social Economic of Forestry Journal, Research Center for Social Economic Forestry, Ministry of Forestry.

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