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Genealogies of the Political Forest and Customary Rights in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand
How have national and state governments the world over come to “own” huge expanses of territory under the rubric of “national forest,” “national parks,” or “wastelands”? The two contradictoryExpand
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Claiming the Grounds for Reform: Agrarian and Environmental Movements in Indonesia
This essay examines the convergences, tensions and mutual influences of agrarian and environmental movements in Indonesia and their connections to transnational movements under state-led developmentExpand
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The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History
A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world. Robert Hefner presents an analysisExpand
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The Ironwood Problem: (Mis)Management and Development of an Extractive Rainforest Product
: This study explores the reasons that national and local forest management systems have failed to protect local supplies of ironwood occurring in the dipterocarp forests of West Kalimantan,Expand
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Entangled Territories in Small-Scale Gold Mining Frontiers: Labor Practices, Property, and Secrets in Indonesian Gold Country
Summary Small-scale gold mining territories emerge at the nexus of land use, property, and labor relations in some of Indonesian Borneo’s most vibrant and populated spaces, entangling state actorsExpand
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Introduction: New directions in agrarian political economy
For four decades, The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) has served as a principal arena for the formation and dissemination of cutting-edge research and theory. It is globally renowned as a key siteExpand
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Social Aspects of Forestry in Southeast Asia: A Review of Postwar Trends in the Scholarly Literature
This paper examines the major trends since the 1950s in social science writing on forest management in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is simultaneously rich in and dependent on natural resources,Expand
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