The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an international and interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Bonn, Germany.
Local governance of natural resources implies the transfer of administrative duties from the national to the regional level, as well as the day-to-day management by local users. The case studies range from forests in Vietnam and Africa, African wetlands, to water in Afghanistan and land in Malaysia. The book illustrates the dynamics in the local arena under consideration of national administrative and legal re-organization and analyses the dynamics of this conflict-prone interface.
The series editors
Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director, ZEF.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF.
The book editors
Irit Eguavoen and Wolfram Laube are senior researchers in the ZEF Department of Political and Cultural Change. Their current work focuses on natural resources management and social dynamics in Africa, especially on water issues.