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Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Prakash Kashwan

Abstract

How do societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice? And why do some countries perform much better than others? Democracy in the Woods answers these question by explaining the trajectories of forest and land rights—and the fate of forest-dependent peasants—in the forested regions of India, Tanzania, and Mexico. To organize a comparative inquiry that straddles the fields of comparative politics, historical institutionalism, and policy studies, this book develops a political economy of institutions framework. It shows that differences in str ... More

Keywords: institutional change, political economy, corporatism, popular politics, social movements, social justice, property rights, land rights, forest conservation, political competition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190637385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637385.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prakash Kashwan, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

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