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International Intervention and Post-Conflict Forest Governance

  • Michael D. Beevers
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Abstract

Beevers details actions by international peacebuilders to govern Liberia’s forest resources in the aftermath of the conflict. He explains how the strategies initially focused on securing forests and revenue from timber to ensure that conflicts did not reignite and over time began to concentrate on the “good governance” of timber extraction as a means to spur economic growth and help alleviate poverty. Beevers shows that despite positive outcomes, including new laws and regulations, efforts to reform the forest sector remain problematic and deeply contentious. The reason, Beevers argues, is partially the result of reforms promoted by international peacebuilders that foster competition and conflict, much of it embedded in a history of exploitation and exclusion of natural resources.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Beevers
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental StudiesDickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA

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