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2009

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Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

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Comunidad, Estado Y Naturaleza: La EcologíA PolíTica Del Manejo Colaborativo De Bosques, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes Dec 2008

Comunidad, Estado Y Naturaleza: La EcologíA PolíTica Del Manejo Colaborativo De Bosques, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

Collaborative management, or co-management, of forests has increasingly become an alternative to traditional state management. Utilizing a Political Ecology perspective, this article highlights the con ictive dynamic between the state and community grassroots organizations about their perceptions and understandings about the meanings, objectives, goals, and politics of co-management. It is argued that forest co-management is primarily a social relation mediated by power relations and social nature, in which priority is given to scientific knowledge and Western rationality over what it means local groups. The article also analyzes the discursive strategies used by local groups to defend their management views. Finally ...