Deforestation in the Postwar Philippines

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University of Chicago Press, 1992 - Nature - 177 pages
The only quantitative deforestation study to focus on one country, this case analysis of the Philippines since 1946 yields more concrete data than previous cross-national studies. David Kummer's close examination of the interactions among political, economic, and cultural factors and their environmental consequences sheds light on similar situations in other countries.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Who Benefits from Tropical Deforestation?
8
Tropical Deforestation A Literature Review
9
Descriptive and Quantitative Work
10
The Global Focus
11
Latin America
16
Africa
17
South Asia
18
Summary
91
The Deforestation Process in the Philippines
93
The Deforestation Process in the Philippines
95
Summary
99
Data Sources
101
Provincial Data 1957
103
Provincial Data 1970 and 1980
105
Variables Not Included
110

Southeast Asia
20
Summary
29
Theory
30
The Decline of Philippine Forest Cover
39
Forest Cover and Exploitation 18761950
45
Forest Cover and Exploitation 195088
46
Philippine Government Statistics
59
Discussions in the Postwar Philippines
62
Corruption in the Forestry Sector
70
Summary
75
The Postwar Philippines
77
Economic Performance 194888
79
Poverty and the Distribution of Income
80
Agriculture and the Uplands
81
Summary
114
Statistical Analysis of Deforestation
115
Statistical Results for 19571970 and 1980
119
Panel Analysis 197080
123
Summary and Conclusions
128
Implications and Conclusions
131
Theory
142
Population Pressure and Deforestation
146
Remote Sensing and Monitoring of Forest Cover
149
Summary and Conclusion
153
Bibliography
157
Index
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About the author (1992)

David M. Kummer is a visiting assistant professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.

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