"Democracy in the Woods"

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Brockington, Dan. ”Democracy in the Woods.” Conservation & Society 15, no. 4 (2017): 483-84. doi: 10.4103/0972-4923.223204.

And this is why [Prakash] Kashwan’s work is so important. Because he shows that just outcomes are possible, that injustice is not inevitable; but the product of particular social, economic, and historical configurations that can be challenged. It is a significant contribution to a growing corpus of important work from this author that explores the relationship between conservation, marginality, and politics. But his findings in this book also mean that the socially just outcomes are contingent and vulnerable too. Democracy in the woods, if it is to grow and flourish will be a never-ending fight. (Excerpt)

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