Co-Management of Natural Resources in Asia: A comparative perspective

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edited by Gerard A. Persoon, Diny M.E. van Est and Percy E. Sajise

Co-management, that is the sharing of responsibilities between governmental institutions and groups of resource users, is rapidly becoming popular in Asia. In many countries environmental management is reformulated from exclusive state control to various kinds of joint management in which local communities, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations share authority and benefits with governmental institutions. In this book case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management.

"This volume on co-management is an important valuable first contribution to the literature on sustainable development in the region." - Mike Parnwell, University of Leeds, Aseasuk News no.35

Prof Gerard Persoon is Professor emeritus, Environment and Development, Leiden University. He held the IIAS chair for Environment and Development in particular in relation to indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Percy E. Sajise is a Filipino ecologist and environmentalist.

Publication year: 2003
318 pp / 234mm x 156mm
21 figures, 18 tables
ISBN: 978-87-91114-13-7, Hardback

NIAS Press