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Dryland Forests

Management and Social Diversity in Africa and Asia

Editors: Bose, Purabi, van Dijk, Han (Eds.)

  • Provides a better understanding of the current challenges and reasons why dryland forest is critical for sustainable development of dryland areas
  • Takes a critical look at gender and social diversity as an analytical dimension to look at dryland forest use and management
  • Provides a number of case studies of hitherto unknown or rarely reported uses of dryland forest
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About this book

This volume provides new insights and conceptual understandings of the human and gender dimension of vulnerability in relation to the dynamics of tenure reforms in the dryland forests of Asia and Africa. The book analyzes the interaction between biophysical factors such as climate variability (e.g. droughts) with socio-political processes (e.g. new institutions and authority) and gender dimensions at various temporal and spatial scales. The book presents a number of case studies based on empirical research on forest tenure reform and it consequences on forest-dependent people. In particular, it highlights the interaction between legal, policy and institutional reform and the inclusion and/or exclusion of local people from deriving benefits from forest resources in the drylands. The book focuses on the questions how land tenure reform and natural resource governance impacts upon marginal groups (along individual, collective and gender dimensions); how do forest-dependent people prepare for and respond to vulnerability; and what is the effect of forest tenure policy reform on the human rights, gender and citizenship issues in relation to the use and management of forest resources and on conflict in forest zones. These issues are approached from the perspective of marginalized groups (gender and social diversity such as indigenous peoples and herders) in vulnerable dryland forests with a high risk of being exposed to climate variability.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Dryland Landscapes: Forest Management, Gender and Social Diversity in Asia and Africa

    Dijk, Han (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Diminishing Status of Land Rights of Communities in Dry Lowland Areas and Their Implications: The Case of Ethiopia

    Bekele, Melaku (et al.)

    Pages 25-52

  • Private Versus Communal Tenure Systems in Gum Arabic Collection

    Mujawamariya, Gaudiose (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Oran Dynamics: A Community-Based Biodiversity Management System in India’s Arid Zone

    Singh, Dheeraj (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

  • Adding Scepticism About ‘Environmentality’: Gender Exclusion Through a Natural Resources Collectivization Initiative in Dionewar, Senegal

    Faye, Papa

    Pages 95-114

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19405-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19404-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79275-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dryland Forests
Book Subtitle
Management and Social Diversity in Africa and Asia
Editors
  • Purabi Bose
  • Han van Dijk
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19404-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79275-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 167
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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