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Record number 434047
Title Historical development of forest policy in Ethopia: Trends of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization
Author(s) Ayana, A.N.; Arts, B.J.M.; Wiersum, K.F.
Source Land Use Policy 32 (2013). - ISSN 0264-8377 - p. 186 - 196.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.10.008
Department(s) Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) environmental-policy - politics - power
Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyse and explain the historical development of forest policy in Ethiopia from post-World War II era up to present. The analysis was conducted by tracing competing ideas, interests, institutions, and power configurations over a period of time. A qualitative historical analysis method was employed to collect and interpret data along the analytical dimensions of the so-called Policy Arrangement Approach (discourse coalitions, rules, resources and power). The development of forest policy in Ethiopia exhibits a dynamic process of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization. The institutionalization and deinstitutionalization process was co-shaped by a complex interplay of structural factors such as national political orientation and economic priorities, environmental calamities; and the dynamics in the global forest related discourses. Forestry was, most of the times, marginalized or integrated into the dominant agricultural development paradigm, where the integration also failed to maximize the synergy between the two sectors. The findings indeed confirm the usefulness of Policy Arrangement Approach to understand and explain such nuanced and dynamic process of (policy) change and continuity.
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