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Reframing Deforestation

Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa

James Fairhead Melissa Leach



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04 June 1998
Reframing Deforestation sargues that the scale of deforestation wrought by West African farmers during the twentieth century has been vastly exaggerated and global analyses have unfairly stigmatised them and obscured their more sustainable, landscape-enriching practices. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin) and using historical and social anthropological evidence, Reframing Deforestation illustrates that more realistic assessments of forest cover change, and more respectful attention to local knowledge and practices, are necessary bases for effective and appropriate environmental policies.
By:   James Fairhead, Melissa Leach
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9780415185905
ISBN 10:   0415185904
Series:   Global Environmental Change S.
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   04 June 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Deforestation in West Africa - the foundations of orthodoxy; Cote d'Ivoire; Liberia; Ghana; Benin; Togo; Sierra Leone; power and knowledge of deforestation.

Reviews for Reframing Deforestation: Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa

... a variety of arguments which serve to reframe forest history and question how and why deforestation has been exaggerated throughout West Africa, setting the analysis in its institutional and social context.

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