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

Author : Prof. Dr. Herman Hidayat (Research Center for Society and Culture, Indonesian Institute of Sciences)

Publisher : Springer

This book 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 goverment, 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. This work is illustrated with figures, tables and maps and will be of particular interest to student 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 businessmen with an interest in forest resources management, or a deeper interest in Indonesia.

A good resource for policy researches, NGOs, and government officials who are interested in Indonesian forest policy.
Professor Inoue Makoto, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Through this book, Dr. Hidayat proves his assumption that the New Order government’s ideology on forest and environtment under the Soeharto regime has had negative consequences.
Professor John Haba, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta

Dr. Hidayat not only traces the genesis, course and effect of the ‘mismanagement of forest exploitation in Indonesia, but also offers hope for realizing a regimen of sustainable forest management that can balance empowering local peoples, continuing to generate revenue, and safeguarding the environtment throughout the archipelago.
Dr. Greg Accialoli. The University of Western Australia, Perth

This book is a fascinating insider’s view of state forestry in Indonesia over the last half century. From the highly centralized, authoritarian forestry of the Soeharto era to the decentralized, multi-stakeholder approach of the Reformation era, Dr. Hidayat takes it all in, carefully considering the shifting currents and interest of local and global economics, ecology, and social development.
Professor David A. Sonnenfeld, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse


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