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dc.contributor.authorLarcom, Shaunen
dc.contributor.authorGevelt, T vanen
dc.contributor.authorZabala, Aioraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-01T14:57:50Z
dc.date.available2015-12-01T14:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-22en
dc.identifier.citationLarcom et al. Land Use Policy Vol. 51, pp. 150-161. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.10.030en
dc.identifier.issn0264-8377
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252783
dc.description.abstractWe find that local institutions inherited from the precolonial era continue to play an important role in natural resource governance in Africa. Using satellite image data, we find a significant and robust relationship between deforestation and precolonial succession rules of local leaders (local chiefs). In particular, we find that those precolonial areas where local leaders were appointed by ‘social standing’ have higher rates of deforestation compared to the base case of hereditary rule and where local leaders were appointed from above (by paramount chiefs). While the transmission mechanisms behind these results are complex, we suggest that areas where local leaders were appointed by social standing are more likely to have poorer institutions governing local leadership and forest management.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectdeforestationen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectprecolonial institutionsen
dc.subjectchiefsen
dc.subjectlegal pluralismen
dc.titlePrecolonial institutions and deforestation in Africaen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.10.030en
prism.endingPage161
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameLand Use Policyen
prism.startingPage150
prism.volume51en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.10.030en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-11-22en
dc.contributor.orcidLarcom, Shaun [0000-0003-0029-3264]
dc.contributor.orcidZabala, Aiora [0000-0001-8534-3325]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-5754
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-11-22


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