Institutionalizing citizen participation and community representation in natural resource management: Lessons from the social responsibility agreement negotiation in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Marfo, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-12T11:08:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-12T11:08:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10
dc.identifier.other Volume 43, Issue 4,Pages 398–412
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsm028
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/29206
dc.description.abstract Many attempts to institutionalize community-based natural resource management have focused on mechanisms to secure accountable representation through participation. Within the framework of co-management, negotiation has become a prominent strategy for dealing with conflict. Using a case study of the negotiation of the social responsibility agreement for acquisition of timber rights in Ghana, the paper explores citizen expectations of participation compared with reality and the factors influencing citizen preference. Specific lessons learned were the need to be sensitive to opening social and political spaces for citizen participation, flexibility to allow dynamic interplay between the influencing factors and the representation process, and some empowerment interventions to create civil consciousness to ensure demand for downward accountability. © Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal. 2007 All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Community Development Journal en_US
dc.title Institutionalizing citizen participation and community representation in natural resource management: Lessons from the social responsibility agreement negotiation in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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