The Right to Responsibility: Resisting and Engaging Development, Conservation and the Law in Asia
Holly Jonas and Harry Jonas, Natural Justice, and Suneetha M. Subramanian, UNU-IAS (eds), 2013

This edited volume explores how indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ resilience is often undermined by laws, institutional arrangements and judicial systems. It also examines how particular peoples and communities strive to overcome such structural barriers to self-determination by resisting unwanted developments and engaging proactively with a range of actors at multiple scales. The first part addresses the context and theoretical framework; the second examines specific community experiences, including the transboundary landscape approaches in the Kailash sacred landscape (China, India and Nepal), Sharwa (Sherpa) rights and indigenous conserved areas in Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park (Nepal), livestock keepers’ rights in South Asia, forest rights and conservation in India, and local forest governance, FPIC and REDD+ in Indonesia; and the third includes recommendations and concluding remarks. Comments and feedback are welcome by 1 September 2013 at holly(at)naturaljustice.org. Download the book [pdf] …

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