Revisiting forest transition explanations: The role of “push” factors and adaptation strategies in forest expansion in northern Phetchabun, Thailand

Researchers and policy makers are increasingly looking at the drivers of forest recovery (or forest transition) for inspiration in their search for win-win solutions to deforestation. However, causal generalizations regarding forest transitions are subject to significant problems. First, forest transition theory (FTT), at least in its simplest renditions, tends to emphasize socially benign processes and fails to pay sufficient attention to the causal role—and social impacts—of negative (push) dynamics. Second, we have yet to understand when and why forest transition drivers sometimes lead to outcomes other than forest transition (e.g., further deforestation). Of par- ticular relevance is the paucity of work analyzing the capacity of actors to counter drivers of forest transitions through adaptation and resistance strategies.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Deforestation drivers
  • Forests and forestry
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Province(s)
  • Phetchabun
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This is the journal available online on Land Use Policy: journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/landusepol Copyright is by the Author. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).

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E-mail address: jleblond@uottawa.ca

Author (individual) Jean-Philippe Leblond, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Publication place www.elsevier.com/locate/landusepol
Publisher www.elsevier.com/locate/landusepol
Publication date 2019
Pagination 20
General note

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.01.035 Received 12 February 2018; Received in revised form 28 January 2019; Accepted 29 January 2019

Keywords Land Use Policy,Forest transition,Land abandonment,V4MF,Forest governance
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