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Item Description Bennett, Judith A. en_US 2009-10-30T00:15:24Z 2009-10-30T00:15:24Z 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bennett, J. A. 1995. Forestry, Public Land, and the Colonial Legacy in Solomon Islands. The Contemporary Pacific 7 (2): 243-75. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.abstract Independent Solomon Islands inherited lands that the colonial state had acquired and dedicated for forest use. Solomon Islanders became increasingly wary of the government's intentions regarding control of these lands and, by the late 1960s, as political consciousness increased, resistance grew to government purchase and reservation through legislation. Pressure by Solomon Islanders caused the colonial government to limit its attempts to control the forest resource for the public good, a process that accelerated after independence in 1978. Since then, in the face of an expanding Asian market for timber, the claims of resource owners and a revenue-seeking central government have seen frantic logging of customary land by mainly Asian logging companies, with little tangible return to Solomon Islanders. Provincial governments and rural communities are already demanding control of public lands, a demand that may be resisted by the central government as timber on customary land is worked out and plantation forests mature. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject central government en_US
dc.subject colonial state en_US
dc.subject forest resource en_US
dc.subject land en_US
dc.subject provincial governments en_US
dc.subject public land en_US
dc.subject resource owners en_US
dc.subject Solomon Islands en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Forestry, Public Land, and the Colonial Legacy in Solomon Islands en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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