Asian Studies

Book Services


 About us
contact details

business & economics
cultural studies
languages & linguistics
literary studies
natural history/environment
politics & international affairs
religion & philosophy
visual arts

trade terms

 Participating publishers


Co-Management of Natural Resources in Asia
A Comparative Perspective 
edited by Gerard Persoon, Diny M. E. van Est & Percy E. Sajise

Co-management, that is the sharing of responsibilities between governmental institutions and groups of resource users, is rapidly becoming popular in Asia. In many countries environmental management is reformulated from exclusive state control to various kinds of joint management in which local communities, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organisations share authority and benefits with governmental institutions. In this book, case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management.

Published by NIAS Press, NIAS Man and Nature Series # 7
Publised 2004, 320 pp., maps & illustrations
ISBN 978 87 91114 13 7, hardback, 40.00