State forestry across the world – a list of books

State forestry is a political and ecological phenomenon that has occurred across all continents and almost all countries, though for all the history it should have trying to pin-point fine sources of information can be difficult. Therefore, in order to help any of you who are interested in this topic track down the information you need readily, I list below a series of books that delve intricately into the matter that I personally own copies of. Indeed, other books do exist, though I cannot attest to their content and thus won’t list them.

With reference to the links provided, I have tried to link to the original publisher where the book still seems to be widely aailable. However, for books that are seemingly out of print, I have linked to third-party seller sites, with other publishers and AbeBooks being the principal links, and followed by Amazon. Please be aware, however, that the links provided do not send you to the site selling the books for the lowest value.

Brazil

Anderson, A., May, P., & Balick, M. (1991) The Subsidy from Nature: Palm Forests, Peasantry, and Development on an Amazon Frontier. Columbia University Press.

Burma (Myanmar)

Bryant, R. (1997) The Political Ecology of Forestry in Burma. Hurst & Company.

France

Matteson, K. (2015) Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848.Cambridge University Press.

Sahlins, P. (1994) Forest Rites: The War of the Demoiselles in Nineteenth-Century France. Harvard University Press.

Whited, T. (2000) Forests and Peasant Politics in Modern France. Yale University Press.

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Forests and Peasant Politics in Modern France

Germany

Nelson, A. (2005) Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989. Yale University Press.

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Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, & People in the East German Landscape

Wibe, S. & Jones, T. (1992) Forests: Market Intervention Failures – Five Case Studies. Earthscan.

Ghana

Asante, M. (2005) Deforestation in Ghana: Explaining the Chronic Failure of Forest Preservation Policies in a Developing Country. University Press of America.

Great Britain

Miles, R. (1969) Forestry in the English Landscape. Faber & Faber.

Oosthoek, J. (2013) Conquering the Highlands: A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands. ANU Press.

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Conquering the Highlands

Ryle, G. (1969) Forest Service: The First Forty-Five Years of the Forestry Commission of Great Britain. David & Charles.

Tsouvalis, J. (2000) A Critical Geography of Britain’s State Forests. Oxford University Press.

Wibe, S. & Jones, T. (1992) Forests: Market Intervention Failures – Five Case Studies. Earthscan.

India

Barton, G. (2002) Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism. Cambridge University Press.

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Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism

Guha, R. (1989) The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya. Oxford University Press.

Rajan, S. (2006) Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800-1950. Orient Longman.

Indonesia

McCarthy, J. (2006) The Fourth Circle: A Political Ecology of Sumatra’s Rainforest Frontier. Stanford University Press.

Peluso, N. (1992) Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java. University of California Press.

Israel / Palestine

Braverman, I. (2009) Planted Flags: Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine. Cambridge University Press.

Cohen, S. (1993) The Politics of Planting: Israeli-Palestinian Competition for Control of Land in the Jerusalem Periphery. University of Chicago Press.

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The Politics of Planting

Lipschitz, N. & Biger, G. (2004) Green Dress for a Country: Afforestation in Eretz Israel 1850-1950. KKL.

Tal, A. (2013) All the Trees of the Forest: Israel’s Woodlands from the Bible to the Present. Yale University Press.

Italy

Wibe, S. & Jones, T. (1992) Forests: Market Intervention Failures – Five Case Studies. Earthscan.

Japan

Totman, C. (1989) The Green Archipelago: Forestry in Pre-Industrial Japan. Ohio University Press.

Mexico

Mathews, A. (2011) Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests. The MIT Press.

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Instituting Nature

Nepal

Hisham, M., Sharma, J., & Ngaiza, A. (1991) Whose Trees?: A People’s View of Forestry Aid. Panos Publications.

Russia

Barr, B. & Braden, K. (1988) The Disappearing Russian Forest: A Dilemma in Soviet Resource Management. Rowman & Littlefield.

Bonhomme, B. (2005) Forests, Peasants, and Revolutionaries: Forest Conservation and Organization in Soviet Russia, 1917-1929. Columbia University Press.

Brain, S. (2011) Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953. University of Pittsburgh Press.

South Africa

Bennett, B. & Kruger, F. (2015) Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa: History, Science and Policy. Australian National University Press.

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Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa: History, Science and Policy

Spain

Wibe, S. & Jones, T. (1992) Forests: Market Intervention Failures – Five Case Studies. Earthscan.

Sudan

Hisham, M., Sharma, J., & Ngaiza, A. (1991) Whose Trees?: A People’s View of Forestry Aid. Panos Publications.

Sweden

Wibe, S. & Jones, T. (1992) Forests: Market Intervention Failures – Five Case Studies. Earthscan.

Tanzania

Hisham, M., Sharma, J., & Ngaiza, A. (1991) Whose Trees?: A People’s View of Forestry Aid. Panos Publications.

Sunseri, T. (2009) Wielding the Ax: State Forestry and Social Conflict in Tanzania, 1820-2000. Ohio University Press.

Thailand

Tegbaru, A. (1998) Forests, Farmers and the State: Environment and Resistance in Northeastern Thailand. Stockholm University.

Usher, A. (2009) Thai Forestry: A Critical History. Silkworm Books.

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Thai Forestry: A Critical History

United States of America

Barton, G. (2002) Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism. Cambridge University Press.

Catton, T. (2016) American Indians and National Forests. University of Arizona Press.

Cohen, S. (2004) Planting Nature: Trees and the Manipulation of Environmental Stewardship in America. University of California Press.

Miller, C. (1997) American Forests: Nature, Culture, and Politics. University Press of Kansas.

Rutkow, E. (2012) American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation. Scribner.

Zimbabwe

Kwashirai, V. (2009) Green Colonialism in Zimbabwe 1890-1980. Cambria Press.

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Green Colonialism in Zimbabwe 1890-1980
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State forestry across the world – a list of books

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