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Introduction to Chapter 11 "Changing the game"

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In the previous chapter, Diaw et al. called for a change in the global economic system, which has so penalized African forest dwellers (and others). In this final chapter, Prabhu and Colfer call for a perhaps more dramatic change in the economic system, such that genuine stewardship – something many (not all) forest groups have practiced traditionally – be explicitly acknowledged and fairly compensated, in what Prabhu and some of his previous co-authors have called ‘stewardship economics’. Although this concluding chapter is not the place to flesh out the concept fully, we consider some of the vital elements in the proposed approach and how it might function as (part of) a logical ‘next step’ for ACM proponents.

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




    community forestry, indigenous people, environmental impacts

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