Forest Resources Management in Indonesia (1968-2004)

A Political Ecology Approach

  • Herman Hidayat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Forest Management Under the Soeharto Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
  4. Environmental Impact of Forest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-95
    2. Herman Hidayat
      Pages 97-108
    3. Herman Hidayat
      Pages 109-132
  5. Forest Management in the Reformation Era

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Herman Hidayat
      Pages 135-148
  6. Local Responses to Forest Management: A Case Study of East Kalimantan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-220
  7. Local Responses to Forest Management: A Case Study of Bengkulu

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
  8. Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Herman Hidayat
      Pages 315-326
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-350

About this book


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 government, 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 students 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 business men with an interest in forest resources management, or a deeper interest in Indonesia.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Herman Hidayat
    • 1
  1. 1.Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)JakartaIndonesia

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