Payments for environmental services as neoliberal market-based forest conservation in Vietnam: Panacea or problem?

@article{McElwee2012PaymentsFE,
  title={Payments for environmental services as neoliberal market-based forest conservation in Vietnam: Panacea or problem?},
  author={Pamela McElwee},
  journal={Geoforum},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={412-426}
}
  • P. McElwee
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Geoforum

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