This book addresses historical perspectives and contemporary challenges of the politics of forestland governance and the related sustainability crisis in Africa.

It focusses on the power dynamics between key actors involved in the governance of forest-related resources either for their exploitation or with regards to biodiversity conservation policies promoted at international arenas. The book provides conceptual and empirical contributions on what happens when global sustainability agendas and the related policy instruments meet the realities of domestic politics in Africa.

It reveals that several actors in forest-rich countries, especially those with limited sovereignty, have often employed complex informal strategies as the ‘weapon of the weak’ to resist the domination of the most powerful actors of global environmental politics.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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chapter 8|19 pages

Crises, Complexities and Claims in Protected Areas

Landscapes of (In) Coherent Biodiversity Governance and Social-Environmental Injustice in Southwest Cameroon
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Local Deals for Global Politics

Governing Palm Oil Expansion in Areas of Limited Statehood
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Policy Change and Power Dynamics

How Actors Respond to Participatory Forest Management across Multiple Scales in Tanzania
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Perspectives in Analysing Power Dynamics in Postcolonial Societies
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