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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorTacconi, Lucaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:14:51Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:14:51Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-08T08:01:33Z
dc.identifier.issn09644016en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09644016.2011.538171en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41436
dc.description.abstractThere is renewed interest in identifying the causes of deforestation because it contributes about 17% of the annual emissions of greenhouse gases. Despite considerable efforts, universal causes of tropical deforestation remain elusive. The existing models of tropical deforestation are assessed, and the problems involved in approaching the issue through the lens of governance reforms are examined. Although corruption continues to thrive, global and local economic incentives remain powerful motivating forces for deforestation. Because of the variation in regional and country causes, it may not be possible to derive a more unified theory, and general models of deforestation will continue to lack predictive value. Policies that demand reform in developing countries with high rates of deforestation will be ineffective unless they address the power, incentives and culture of local political elites.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom115en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto132en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Politicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative Government and Politicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160603en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605en_US
dc.titleThe political economy of tropical deforestation: assessing models and motivesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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