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Titolo:
REGIONAL PATTERNS AND HISTORICAL TRENDS IN TROPICAL DEFORESTATION, 1976-1990 - A QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE-ANALYSIS
Autore:
RUDEL T; ROPER J;
Indirizzi:
RUTGERS STATE UNIV,COOK COLL,DEPT HUMAN ECOL,POB 231 NEW BRUNSWICK NJ08903 RUTGERS STATE UNIV,COOK COLL,DEPT SOCIOL NEW BRUNSWICK NJ 08903
Titolo Testata:
Ambio
fascicolo: 3, volume: 25, anno: 1996,
pagine: 160 - 166
SICI:
0044-7447(1996)25:3<160:RPAHTI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FORESTS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
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Citazione:
T. Rudel e J. Roper, "REGIONAL PATTERNS AND HISTORICAL TRENDS IN TROPICAL DEFORESTATION, 1976-1990 - A QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE-ANALYSIS", Ambio, 25(3), 1996, pp. 160-166

Abstract

Reports of tropical deforestation indicate that it occurs in diverse circumstances which obscure underlying patterns of causation. Cross-national statistical analyses do not reveal these patterns because they can not investigate how causal factors interact with each other in specific contexts. Under these circumstances a qualitative comparative study of tropical deforestation might be useful. Drawing on qualitative sources, we classify countries with tropical forests on a series of attributes. Using Boolean algebra, we look for cross-national similarities in processes of deforestation, creating sets of countries with similar processes. This analysis points to the importance of interior locations in Africa and South America for forest preservation, suggests that the retreat of small, remnant forests into rugged topography has not slowed deforestation, and indicates that stronger forest-protection policies may have reduced deforestation. A regional analysis finds distinct patterns of tropical deforestation in Asia, East Africa, West Africa, Central America/Caribbean, and South America. The West African and Central American patterns are quite similar. The policy implications of these findings are briefly considered.

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