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The nature of corruption in forest management

Palmer, Charles (2005) The nature of corruption in forest management. World Economics, 6 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1468-1838

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Abstract

Corruption is a well-documented and common feature of natural resource management in the developing world. This article investigates the nature of corruption and whether or not there is such a thing as a ‘tolerable’ level of corruption, particularly where there is an established culture of patronage. Using the log trade in Indonesia as a study in rent-seeking transactions, this article shows that a failure to account for the incentives underlying rent-seeking undermines forest policy. Also, attempts to eliminate corruption are doomed to failure. Instead, policymakers should seek to understand the nature of corruption in seeking to move from rent creation to wealth creation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.world-economics-journal.com/
Additional Information: © 2005 Economic and Financial Publishing Ltd.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 08:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27924/

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