Charcoal/Forests: Access and Commodity Chains

For many years I have worked on the structure, politics and dynamics of access to natural resources (see Peluso and Ribot 2003; Ribot 1998). This work began with my doctoral research on access to resources in Senegal’s Charcoal Commodity Chain. It has been the basis of many of the other areas in which I do my research – the work on access led me to focus on local democracy and vulnerability.

Note that publications listed below will also be found under other projects since publications have been matched to as many projects as they are relevant to. 

 

Status: Ongoing

1986-present

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Working Papers

WRI Working Paper 36

Ribot, Jesse. 2008. Authority over Forests: Negotiating Democratic Decentralization in Senegal. Working Paper No 36. Ribot, Jesse (eds) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 36fr

Ribot, Jesse. 2008. Non-décentralisation démocratique au Sénégal : Le non-transfert de l’autorité sur les forêts. Working Paper No 36. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 40 [not actually numbered]

Dialigué Ba, El Hadji. 2006. Le quota est mort, vive le quota! Ou les vicissitudes de la règlementation de l’exploitation du charbon de bois au Sénégal. Working Paper No Senegal Working Papers. Jesse Ribot (ed). Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal.

WRI Working Paper 41 [not actually numbered]

Faye, Papa. 2006. Décentralisation, pluralisme institutionnel et démocratie locale : Étude de cas de la gestion du massif forestier Missirah/Kothiary (région de Tambacounda, Sénégal). Working Paper No Senegal Working Papers. Jesse Ribot (ed). Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal.

WRI Working Paper 42 [not actually numbered]

Dialigué Ba, El Hadji. 2006. La réglementation de la filière du charbon de bois à l'épreuve de la décentralisation : entre discours, lois et pratiques. Working Paper No Senegal Working Papers. Jesse Ribot (ed). Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal.

Related Documents

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1997. ‘An Ode to the Lorax: The Business of Sustainable Development, An African Forest Tale’, Africa Today, Vol. 44, No. 2. Reprinted in Lokayan Bulletin (New Delhi), Vol. 13, No. 3, 1997. Reprinted in Medicine and Global Survival, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1998

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse and Nancy Peluso. 2017. “Uma Teoria do Acesso,” Pp. 117-152 in Sandro Dutra, Silva Doris Sayago, Fabiano Toni, and Francisco Itami Campos (eds.) Ensaios em Ciências Ambientais: Crises, riscos e racionalidades. Brasilia: Editora Garamond Ltda. Translation of Ribot and Peluso 2003 article in Rural Sociology.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2013. Forward to Jin Sato (ed) Governance of Natural Resources: Uncovering the Social Purpose of Materials in Nature. Tokyo: UNU Press.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Xu, Xiuli, Ting Zuo, Tianlai Gou, Gubo Qi, Ribot, J. 2010. "Access Matters: The Little Man with the Big Stone: A commodity chain analysis on the case of Chinese fir in P County, Hunan Province, China" China Policy Institute, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Nottingham, Discussion Paper 62.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2009. ‘Authority Over Forests: Recentralizing Benefits in Senegal’s Forestry Decentralization’ Development and Change. Vol. 40, No. 1.

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot, Jesse. 2009. ‘Analysis of Senegal’s Draft Forestry Code: With Special Attention to its Support for Decentralization Laws’. Report to International Resources Group (IRG), Washington, DC, For USAID, Senegal, October 2009.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 2009. ‘Analysis of Senegal’s Draft Forestry Code: With Special Attention to its Support for Decentralization Laws’. Report to International Resources Group (IRG), Washington, DC, For USAID, Senegal, October 2009.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2009. “Forestry and Democratic Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rough Review” Ch. 2 in Laura A. German, Alain Karsenty and Anne-Marie Tiani (eds.) Governing Africa’s Forests in a Globalized World. London: Earthscan. Pp. 29-55. Also available in French.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2008. ‘Authority over Forests: Negotiating Democratic Decentralization in Senegal’, Representation, Equity and Environment Working Paper Series (formerly
‘Environmental Governance in Africa’ Working Paper Series) Paper No. 36.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Oyono, Phil René, Jesse Ribot and Anne M. Larson. 2006. ‘Green and Black Gold in Rural Cameroon : Natural Resources for Local Governance, Justice and Sustainability’. Environmental Governance in Africa Working Paper series, Paper No. 22, Washington: WRI.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot , Jesse. 2006. “Analyse de la filière Charbon de Bois au Sénégal : Recommandations” World Resources Institute, Representation, Equity and Environment Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 37.

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot , Jesse. 2006. “Analyse de la filière Charbon de Bois au Sénégal : Recommandations” World Resources Institute, Representation, Equity and Environment Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 37.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 2006. ‘Analyse de la filière Charbon de Bois au Sénégal: Recommandations’ Policy

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Bertrand, Alain, Jesse Ribot and Pierre Montagne. 2004. ‘Historical Origins of Deforestation and Forestry Policy in French-speaking Africa: from Superstition to Reality?’ in Didier Babin, ed., Beyond Tropical Deforestation: From Tropical Deforestation to Forest Cover Dynamics and forest Development. Paris: UNESCO/CIRAD. [First published as: 2001. ‘Origines historiques de la déforestation et politiques forestières en Afrique francophone: de la peur incantatoire à la réalité?’ in Alain Bertrand and Pierre Montagne, eds., De la Déforestation aux Dynamiques Forestières. Paris: CIRAD.]

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse and Nancy Lee Peluso. 2003. ‘A Theory of Access: Putting Property and Tenure in Place’. Rural Sociology. Vol. 68.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2001. Book Review of James Fairhead and Melissa Leach. 1998. Reframing Deforestation. London: Routledge Press. In Development and Change, Vol. 32, No. 1.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2001. ‘Science, Use Rights and Exclusion: A History of Forestry in Francophone West Africa’, Drylands Programme Issue Paper No. 104, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). (Also translated into French.)

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2000. ‘Forest Rebellion and Local Authority in Makacoulibantang, Eastern Senegal’. in Charles Zerner (ed.), People, Plants and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2000. ‘Decentralization, Participation and Accountability in Sahelian Forestry: Legal Instruments of Political-Administrative Control’, Berkeley Workshop on Environmental Politics Working Papers, No. WP 00-5, Institute of International Studies, UC, Berkeley. Also published in an earlier 1998 version as ‘Decentralization and Participation in Sahelian Forestry: Legal Instruments of Central Political-Administrative Control’, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Working Paper Series, No. 98.06.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2000. Book Review of John Schelas and Russell Greenberg (eds). 1996. Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes. Washington: Island Press. In Development and Change Vol. 31, No. 5.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2000. ‘Turning Senegal's Forestry Policy Around (From Exclusion to Participation?)’, Ch. 10 in Reginald Cline-Cole and Clare Madge, eds., Contesting Forestry in West Africa. [Reprint of shortened 1996 World Development article.]

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2000. ‘La Gouvernance Environnementale et la Decentralisation’ in Info-Environnement: Antenne Pour la Reconnaissance de l’Environnement au Congo, No. 69, 3.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. ‘Managing Sahelian Forests’, Innovations, Vol. 6, No. 2.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. ‘Decentralization, Participation and Accountability in Sahelian Forestry: Legal Instruments of Central Political-Administrative Control’, Africa, Vol. 69, No.1. Also updated and reprinted as ‘Representation and Accountability in Decentralized Sahelian Forestry: Legal Instruments of Central Political-Administrative Control’, in the Georgetown Journal of International Environmental Law, Vol. XII, Issue 2, Winter 2000. Please write author for copies.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. ‘Institutions, Governance and Natural Resource Management’, Framework Paper for World Resources Institute conference on Institutions and Governance in Natural Resource Management, February.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. ‘A History of Fear: Imagining Deforestation in the West African Sahel’, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 8.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1998. ‘Theorizing Access: Forest Profits along Senegal's Charcoal Commodity Chain’, Development and Change, Vol. 29, No. 2.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, J. 1998. ‘Rebellion, Representation and Enfranchisement in the Forest Villages of Makacoulibantang, Eastern Senegal’, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Working Paper Series, No. 98.07.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse and Reginald Cline-Cole. 1998. ‘Forestry Policy, West Africa’, in John Middleton, ed., The Encyclopedia of Sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1997. ‘Critique of Proposed `Forest Act' of The Gambia’, Africa Regional Division of The World Bank, February.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1996. ‘Participation Without Representation: Chiefs, Councils and Forestry Law in the West African Sahel’, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 40-4. (Reproduced as a signature piece in Encyclopedia Perseus Africana. New York: Perseus. And republished in “The Participation Reader” London: Zed Books. 2011.)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1995. ‘From Exclusion to Participation: Turning Senegal's Forestry Policy Around?’ World Development, Vol. 23, No. 9.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1995. ‘Local Forest Access Control in Senegal: Toward Participatory Forestry Policies’, Forestry Sector Policy Report/Working Paper, Technical Division of The World Bank, January. (Also translated into French.)

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1995. ‘Local Forest Control in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal: A Review and Critique of New Participatory Policies’, Forestry Sector Policy Report/Working Paper, Africa Technical Division of The World Bank, January. (Also translated into French.)

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1995. ‘Local Forest Control in Mali: An Institutional Analysis of Participatory Policies’, Forestry Sector Policy Report/Working Paper, Africa Technical Division of The World Bank, January. (Also translated into French.)

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, J. 1994. ‘From Exclusion to Participation: A History of Forest Access Control in Eastern Senegal’, Working Paper 187, History of Land Use Working Paper Series, African Studies Center, Boston University.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse 1994. ‘Forestry Sector Policy Report: The Gambia’, Review of Policies in the Traditional Energy Sector, Africa Technical Division of The World Bank, In-house report, December.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse 1994. ‘Forestry Sector Policy Report: Niger’, Forestry Sector Policy Report, Africa Technical Division of The World Bank, In-house report, September.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse 1994. ‘Forestry Sector Policy Report: Burkina Faso’, Forestry Sector Policy Report, Africa Technical Division of The World Bank, September.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1993. ‘Le Marché du Charbon: obstacle à la foresterie au Sénégal?’, Environnement Africain, No. 33-36, Vol. IX/1-4, special issue: ‘des forêts et des hommes: vers un gestion populaire du patrimoine commun’.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 1993. ‘Market-State Relations and Environmental Policy: Limits of State Capacity in Senegal’, in Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Ken Conca, eds., The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics. New York: Columbia University Press.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse 1993. ‘Exploring Rural Livelihoods, Population and Environmental Change’, Changing Cities, Publication of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, Spring.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1993. ‘Forestry Policy and Charcoal Production in Senegal’, Energy Policy, Vol. 21, No. 5.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Bergeret, Anne. and Jesse Ribot. 1990. L'Arbre Nourricier en Pays Sahéliens [The Nourishing Trees of the Sahel]. Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 1987. ‘Market Structure and Environmental Policy in Senegal's Charcoal Industry’, Report to ENDA-TM.