Regulating The Commons: Participatory and MultistakeholderApproaches

MUKTASAM, MUKTASAN (2009) Regulating The Commons: Participatory and MultistakeholderApproaches. In: Seminar Nasional dan Pameran Hasil-Hasil Penelitian dalam Rangka Dies Natalis Unram ke 47, Mataram.


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Recent studies of regulating the commons in Eastern Indonesia have led to critical questions on the importance of participatory and multistakeholder approaches. These studies found that even though some “participatory” and “multistakeholder” approaches have been promoted, the fact indicates that the efforts have led to “no where” in managing the commons”. Forest condition due to illegal (as well as legal) logging and encroachment is getting worst. Farmers and community in downstream are start to observe and find that they are at risk. Water for irrigation and household consumption are now decreasing, and sustainable agriculture issues come to the surface. The questions are (1) what goes wrong with participatory and multistakeholder approaches? What forms of approaches taken to involved local community and local government agencies in policy development? Why there is no real action taking place on the ground to conserve the commons even though “participatory” and “multistakeholder” approaches have been practiced? The studies found several issues in promoting participatory and multistakeholder approaches for managing the commons such as lack of serious commitment from the local “government”, conflict between the local community and the district governments, lack of support from the local parliaments, donor-driven projects, and many others. These studies highlight the needs for (i) innovative approaches in regulating the commons, (ii) rethinking the existing approaches in policy development – especially in managing the commons, and (iii) rethinking “donors’ approaches” in facilitating policy changes for the commons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Participatory, Multistakeholder, Regulating, Forest
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian
Depositing User: Ir. Muktasam M.Agr,Sc.Phd
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 07:26
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 07:26

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