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Colonialism and the Transformation of Hinterlands

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 9744 words.

This chapter examines the variation in the institutional legacies—including the property regimes—of British, German, and Spanish colonial administrations in the hinterlands of India,...

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Conclusion

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 8574 words.

This concluding chapter summarizes the findings reported in Democracy in the Woods and offers theoretical insights and critical reflections about political mediation of the equally valued...

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Democracy in the Woods

Prakash Kashwan.

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 328 pages.

How do societies negotiate the apparently competing agendas of environmental protection and social justice? And why do some countries perform much better than others? Democracy in the Woodsnull...

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Political Mediation of Land Conflicts in the Hinterlands

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 8913 words.

This chapter examines the structures of political intermediation — venues that facilitate the engagement of peasant groups and social movements in political and policy processes — in India,...

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The Politics and Political Economy of Forestland Regimes

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 11650 words.

This chapter develops a political economy of institutions framework, which facilitates a cross-national, inter-temporal, and cross-scale analysis of the processes and outcomes of...

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Politics of “Development” and National Forestland Regimes

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 11604 words.

This chapter demonstrates that political mediation of the contested meanings and politics of development shaped the postcolonial allocation of property rights in the hinterlands of India,...

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Politics of Institutional Change in India’s Forestland Regimes

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 11900 words.

This chapter employs institutional and political ethnography to analyze the social and political mobilization that led to the enactment of India’s Forest Rights Act (FRA) in 2006. While the...

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Politics of Institutional Change in Tanzania and Mexico

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 10433 words.

What explains the variable successes of land rights formalization programs in different countries? This chapter shows that the differences in political space that forest-dependent groups...

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Public Accountability in Policy-making

Prakash Kashwan.

in Democracy in the Woods

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Environment. 12353 words.

International negotiations regarding climate change mitigation and adaption have been such a dominant force on the global agenda that some scholars identify the push for forest-related...

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