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dc.contributor.authorAgarwal, B.
dc.coverage.spatialIndia
dc.coverage.spatialNepal
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Asia
dc.coverage.temporal1998 - 1999
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:30:57Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier3241
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-19-925692-1
dc.identifier.isbn0199256926
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67376
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dc.description.abstractCommunities managing common pool resources, such as forests, constitute a significant example of group functioning. In recent years community forestry groups have mushroomed in South Asia. But how participative, equitable and efficient are they? In the short term, many have done well in regenerating degraded lands. Are they, however, performing at their best potential, and will they sustain? Equally, are the benefits and costs being shared equitably between rich and poor households and between women and men? The paper demonstrates that seemingly successful groups can cloak significant gender exclusions, inequities and inefficiencies. It argues that these outcomes can be traced especially to rules, norms, perceptions, and the personal and household endowments and attributes of those participating. Reducing the gender bias embedded in these factors would depend on women's bargaining power with the State, the community and the family. The paper outlines the likely determinants of women's bargaining power in these arenas, and analyzes ground experience in terms of progress made and dilemmas encountered.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherOxford; New York: Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Heyer, J., F. Stewart and R. Thorp (eds.). Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation?, 186-208
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectCommon property resources
dc.subjectForest management
dc.subjectCommunity forests
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectBargaining
dc.subjectPower
dc.subjectCommunity forestry groups
dc.subjectEfficiency
dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectEquity
dc.subjectGender structural inequalities
dc.subjectGender bias
dc.subjectSouth asia
dc.titleThe hidden side of group behaviour: A gender analysis of community forestry in South Asia
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