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Introduction to Chapter 5

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This chapter takes us to another Indonesian island, Sulawesi; and to a second generation of ACM-style research and action. Fisher et al. describe their experience using participatory action research – a key ACM method – primarily at an intermediate scale, in the mid-2010s. They echo some of the findings of Liswanti, Tamara and Arwida (Chapter 3). These authors too demonstrate the longevity of the multistakeholder group that they initially facilitated, and which continues to function, albeit with changing topical foci (most recently focused on climate change). The successful devolution of rights to manage a local forest, now recognized more broadly, also echoes the findings of Yuliani et al., in Jambi, Sumatra (Chapter 2).

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    Colfer, C.J.P.; Prabhu, R.




    participation, stakeholders, community forestry, governance

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