EAA - Environmental Accountability in Africa: Four Comparative Research Programs

From 1999 through 2008 I ran four comparative research projects while I was a Senior Associate in the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute. These projects were all under the Environmental Accountability in Africa (EAA) policy-research program. My aim in establishing these programs was simultaneously to 1) conduct basic policy research on the relation between sub-national democracy and the quality of natural resource management, and 2) create a university of research – a higher education program – around this research.

 

The working paper series was designed to circulate ongoing policy research and analysis that derives from and complements the Environmental Accountability in Africa (EAA) initiative. The comparative research programs included:

  • Democratic Decentralization and Natural Resource Management (with 17 case studies),

  • Democratic Decentralization in Senegal (a one-country four-case study),

  • Representation, Equity and Environment (about twelve cases – not all published), and

  • Commodity Chain Analysis as a Policy Tool (about ten case studies – not all published).

The outcomes of this program are in many of my own publications (see publications) and in the attached EAA working paper series. The EAA Working Papers below are not a complete list. The complete list is on the WRI Web page, how ever, this link does not lead to copies of the papers. We are still trying to compile the whole collection for this page.

 

The Environmental Governance in Africa portion of the Working Paper Series (Working Papers number 1 through 22) presents position papers, works in progress, and literature reviews on emerging environmental governance issues of relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa. The bulk of this research was on the relation between democratic decentralization and environmental management outcomes. But because most democratic decentralizations were neither decentralized nor democratic, the latter relation – to outcomes – was impossible to interrogate in most cases. The main finding of this program was that policies and projects called democratic decentralization of natural resources neither decentralized meaningful powers nor did they empower democratic authorities. When powers were transferred to local authorities or actors they were systematically upwardly accountable to government agencies (mostly the forest service), when the local authorities were systematically accountable to the people, they were given no powers. Thus, we learned more about the politics of non-implementation than we did about democratic decentralization’s effects – which were being lauded as great successes by the World Bank and USAID and many other donors. We looked for these successes, but could not find the reforms that ostensibly created them. This research series is summarized in Waiting for Democracy by Ribot (2004). Also see case studies in Ribot and Larson (2005 and 2006). See list below.

 

The Representation, Equity and Environment working paper series (23-36), was renamed Environment and Accountability in Africa series, to reflect the Equity, Poverty and Environment team’s broadening to include research and analysis worldwide. This working paper series presented new research on democratic decentralization and legislative representation concerning the management, control and use of natural resources. The series also presented research and analysis on the effects of policies on the distribution of profits and other benefits within natural resource commodity chains and the distribution of government revenues from natural resource exploitation and trade.


Key EAA-related Publications (listed below among many other publications):

  • Ribot, J., Ashwini Chhatre, and Tomila V. Lankina (eds). 2008. Special Issue on The Politics of Choice and Recognition in Democratic Decentralization. Conservation and Society. Vol. 6, No. 1 http://www.conservationandsociety.org/text.asp?2008/6/1/1/49197.

  • Ribot, J. and René Oyono (eds). 2006. Special issue on Implementing Progressive New Natural Resources Laws. Africa Development Vol. XXXI, No. 2.

  • Ribot, J. and Anne Larson (eds.). 2005. Decentralization through a Natural Resource Lens: Experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America. London: Frank Cass. Also published as a 2004 special issue of European Journal of Development Research. Vol. 16, No. 1.

  • Ribot, J. 2004. Waiting for Democracy: The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralizations. Washington: World Resources Institute. [Published in French in 2007.] http://www.wri.org/publication/waiting-democracy-politics-choice-natural-resource-decentralization.

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. The Institutional Choice and Recognition research page is a continuation of this work into the future. The Working Papers from EAA (WRI Working Papers) are only listed here. 

EAA Working Paper Series

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Working Papers

WRI Working Paper 01 Introduction

Agrawal, Arun, Jesse C. Ribot. 1999. Analyzing Decentralization: A Frame Work with South Asian and East African Environmetal Cases. Working Paper No 1, Introduction. Jesse Ribot and Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington. [Also published in The Journal of Developing Areas Vol. 33, Summer 1999, pp. 473-502.]

WRI Working Paper 02

Bruch, Carl, Wole Coker and Chris VanArsdale. 2001. Breathing Life into Fundamental Principles: Implementing Constitutional Environmental Protections in Africa. Working Paper No 2. Jesse Ribot and Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 03

Goldman, Mara . 2001. Partitioned Nature, Priviledge Knowledge: Community Based Conservation in the Maasai Ecosystem, Tanzania. Working Paper No 3. Jesse Ribot and Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 04

Conyers, Diana . 2002. Whose Elephants Are They? Decentralization of Control Over Wildlife Management Through the Campfire Program in Binga District, Zimbabwe. Working Paper No 4. Jesse Ribot, Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 05

Mapedza, Everisto, Alois Mandondo. 2002. Co-Management in the Mafungautsi State Forest Area of Zimbabwe - What Stake for Local Communitites?. Working Paper No 5. Jesse Ribot (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 06

Hardin, Rebecca . 2002. Concessionary Politics in the Western Congo Basin: History and Culture in Forest Use. Working Paper No 6. Jesse Ribot and David Stemper (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 07

Bazaara, Nyangabyaki. 2003. Decentralization, Politics and Environment in Uganda. Working Paper No 7. Jesse Ribot and Diana Conyers (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 08

Muhereza, Emmanuel Frank. 2003. Commerce, Kings and Local Government in Uganda: Decentralizing Natural Resoruces to Consolidate the Central State. Working Paper No 8. Jesse Ribot and Jeremy Lind (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 09

Namara, Agrippinah and Xavier Nsabagasani. 2003. Decentralization and Wildlife Management: Devolving Rights or Shedding Responsibility? Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Working Paper No 9. Jesse Ribot (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 10

Logo, Bigombe Patrice. 2003. The Decentralized Forestry Taxation System in Cameroon: Local Management and State Logic. Working Paper No 10. Jesse Ribot and Diana Conyers (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 11

Mandondo, Alois and Everisto Mapedza. 2003. Allocation of Governmental Authority and Responsibility in Tiered Governance Systems: The Case of Environment-Related laws in Zimbabwe. Working Paper No 11. Jesse Ribot (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 12

Etoungou, Patrice. 2003. Decentralization Viewed from Inside: The Implementation of Community Forests in East Cameroon. Working Paper No 12. Ribot, Jesse and Ann Larson (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 13

deGrassi, Aaron. 2003. Construction Subsidiarity, Consolidating Hegemony: Political Economy and Agro-Ecological Processes in Ghanaian Forestry. Working Paper No 13. Ribot, Jesse (ed.), World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 14

Ntsebeza, Lungisile. 2003. Local Governance, Power and Natural Resources: A Perspective from the Rural Areas of South Africa's former Bantustans. Working Paper No 14. Jesse Ribot (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 15

Oyono, Rene Phil. 2004. Institutional Deficit, Representation, and Decentralized Forest Management in Cameroon - Elements of Natural Resource Sociology for Social Theory and Public Policy. Working Paper No 15. Ribot, C. Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute And Center for International Forestry Research: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 16

Kassibo, Brehima Dr.. 2004. Historical and Political Foundations for Participatory Management and Democratic Decentralization in Mali: A Synthesis of Two Case Studies. Working Paper No 16. Ribot, C. Jesse, Anne M. Larson, Diana Conyers (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 17

Salomao, A. I. Alda. 2004. Legal Framework for Participatory Natural Resources Management: Privileges or Rights in Mozambique?. Working Paper No 17. Ribot, C. Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 18

Latif, Mehr. 2002. Environmental Governance in Africa. Minutes of the Conference on Decentralization and the Environment (Bellagio, Italy; 18-22 February 2002). Rapporteur: Mehr Latif. June 2002. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 18. Jesse Ribot and Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 19

Bâ, El Hadji Dialigué. 2006. Le quota est mort, vive le quota! Ou les vicissitudes de la reglementation de l’exploitation de bois au Sénégal. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 19. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal. World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 20

Faye, Papa. 2006. Decentralisation, pluralisme institutionnel et democratie. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 20. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal. World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 21

Kanté, Ahmadou M. 2006. Décentralisation sans représentation: Le charbon de bois entre les collectivités locales et l'État. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 21. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal. World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 22

Oyono, Rene Phil, Jesse C. Ribot and Anne M. Larson. 2006. Green and Black Gold in Rural Cameroon: Natural Resources for Local Governance, Justice and Sustainability. Working Paper No 22. Jesse Ribot (ed). World Resource Institute And Center for International Forestry Research: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 23

Chhatre, Ashwini. 2007. Accountability in Decentralization and the Democratic Context: Theory and Evidence from India. Working Paper No 23. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 24

Kinder, Bradley L., Nathaniel Gerhart and Anjali Bhat. 2006. Institutional Choice and Recognition. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 24. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 25

Bâ, El Hadji Dialigué. 2006. Representation, Equity, and Environment. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 25. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal. World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 26

Spierenburg, Marja, Conrad Steenkamp & Harry Wels. 2007. Enclosing the Local for the Global Commons: Community Land Rights in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. Working Paper No 26. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 27

Larson, M. Anne. 2007. Indigenous Peoples, Representation and Citizenship in Guetemalan Forestry. Working Paper No 27. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 28

Hara, Mafaniso. 2007. Dilemmas of Democratic Decentralization in Mangochi District, Malawi: Interest and Mistrust in Fisheries Management. Working Paper No 28. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 29

Xiaoyi, Wang. 2007. Undermining Grassland Management Through Centralized Environmental Policies in Inner Mongolia. Working Paper No 29. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 30

Lankina, Tomila. 2007. Fragmented Belonging' on Russia's Western Frontier and Local Government Development in Karelia. Working Paper No 30. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 31

Bandiaky, Solange. 2007. Engendering Exclusion in Senegal's Democratic Decentralization: Subordinating Women through Parcipatory Natural Resource Management. Working Paper No 31. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 32

Toni, Fabiano. 2007. Party Politics, Social Movements, and Local Democracy: Institutional Choices in Brazilian Amazon. Working Paper No 32. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 33

Mongbo, Roch. 2007. State Building and Local Democracy in Benin: Two Cases of Decentralized Forest Management. Working Paper No 33. Ribot, Jesse (ed.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 34

Ito, Takeshi. 2007. Institutional Choices in the Shadow of History: Decentralization in Indonesia.
 Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 34. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 35

Ribot, Jesse, Ashwini Chhatre, Tomila V. Lankina. 2008. Institutional Choice and Recognition in the Formation and Consolidation of Local Democracy. Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 35. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) World Resource Institute: Washington.

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 37

Ribot, Jesse. 2008. Analyse du filiere Charbon du Bois au Senegal: Recommandations. 
Environmental Accountability in Africa Working Paper No. 37. Ribot, Jesse, Peter G. Veit (eds.) Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique: Sénégal. Jesse Ribot and Peter Veit, eds. World Resource Institute: Washington.

WRI Working Paper 38

Ribot, Jesse and Robin Mearns. 2008. ‘Steering Community Driven Development? A Desk Study of NRM Choices’. WRI Environmental Governance in Africa Working Paper No. 38, edited by Jesse Ribot and Peter Veit.

WRI Working Paper 39 [not actually numbered]

Kanté, M. Ahmadou. 2006. Décentralisation sans représentation : Le charbon de bois entre les collectivités locales et l'État. 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.

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

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Lund, Jens Friis, Rebecca Rutt and Jesse Ribot. 2018. “Trends in research on forestry decentralization policies,” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Vol. 32, pp. 17-22

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse. 2017. The Business of Sustainable Development, An African Forest Tale (an Ode to the Lorax). Publication in search of publisher.

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot, Jesse. 2017. ‘Choose Democracy: Guidance for Democratizing through Natural Resource Management Interventions,’ a Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) policy brief of the Swedish International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD) with CODESRIA, IUCN and University of Illinois [Also available in French 2018 as ‘Choisir la démocratie : la gestion des ressources naturelles pour les décideurs, bailleurs de fonds, et agents de terrain’].

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

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Agrawal, Arun and Jesse Ribot. 2014. “Are Ostrom’s Design Principles Sufficient for Design?” Policy Matters. Issue 19. Pp. 111-7.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2013. “Choice, Recognition and the Democracy Effects of Decentralization” Ch. 4, Pp. 93-120 in Joakim Öjendal and Anki Dellnäs (eds.) The imperative of good local governance: Challenges for the next decade of decentralization. Tokyo: UNU Press.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Agrawal, Arun and J. Ribot. 2012. “Assessing the Effectiveness of Democratic Accountability Mechanisms in Local Governance” Report commissioned for USAID by Management Systems International (MSI) Project No. 380000.12–500–03–11.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse and Anne Larson. 2012. Reducing REDD risks: Affirmative policy on an uneven playing field. International Journal of the Commons Vol. 6, No. 2.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2011. ‘Participation Without Representation: Chiefs, Councils and Forestry Law in the West African Sahel’, in Andrea Cornwall (ed.) The Participation Reader. London: Zed Books. Reprinted from 1996. Cultural Survival Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Larson, Anne M. and Jesse Ribot. 2010. “Lessons from Forestry Decentralisation,” Ch. 14, pp. 175-190 in Arild Angelsen (ed.) Realising REDD+: National strategy and policy options. Bogor: Cifor. http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/Knowledge/Publications/Detail?pid=2871. Also available in French.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2010. ‘Authority over Forests: Recentralizing Benefits in Senegal’s Forestry Decentralization’ In Thomas Sikor and Christian Lund (eds.) Politics of Possession. Property, Authority, and Access to Natural Resources. London, Wiley-Blackwell. (First published in Development and Change. Vol. 40, No. 1. 2009)

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse, Ashwini Chhatre, and Tomila V. Lankina. 2010. ‘Decentralization, Authority and Local Democracy’, in Ed Connerley, Kent Eaton and Paul Smoke (eds.) Making Decentralization Work: Democracy, Development and Security. Lynne Rienner Publishers. (Published earlier as ‘The Politics of Choice and Recognition in Democratic Decentralization’ in Conservation and Society, 2008, see above.)

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

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

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.

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot, Jesse. 2008. Building Local Democracy through Natural Resources Interventions: An Environmentalist’s Responsibility. A Policy Brief. Washington: World Resources Institute.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, Jesse, Ashwini Chhatre, and Tomila Lankina. 2008. ‘Institutional Choice and Recognition in the Formation and Consolidation of Local Democracy’. Representation, Equity and Environment Working Paper Series (formerly ‘Environmental Governance in Africa’ Working Paper Series) Paper No. 35, edited by Jesse Ribot and Peter Veit.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse, Ashwini Chhatre, and Tomila V. Lankina (eds). 2008. Special Issue on The Politics of Choice and Recognition in Democratic Decentralization. Conservation and Society. Vol. 6, No. 1. For the entire special issue, please see link. The PDF in this link is only the introduction.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse, Ashwini Chhatre, and Tomila V. Lankina (special issue eds.). 2008. Special Issue Introduction: ‘The Politics of Choice and Recognition in Democratic Decentralization’. Conservation and Society. Vol. 6, No. 1.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Larson, Anne, and Jesse Ribot. 2007. ‘The Poverty of Forestry Policy: Double Standards on and Uneven Playing Field’. Journal of Sustainability Science. Vol. 2, No. 2.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2007. Representation, Citizenship and the Public Domain in Democratic Decentralization. Development. Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 43-49.

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

PROFESSIONAL REPORT

Ribot, Jesse. 2007. ‘Note on Research Questions and Methods’ Prepared for The World Bank Project on Local Council Oversight and Social Accountability in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). February 2007, pp.33.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse. 2007. Dans L’Attente de la Démocratie: La politique des choix dans la décentralisation des ressources naturelles. World Resources Institute, Washington DC. [First published in English as: Ribot, J. 2004. Waiting for Democracy: The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralizations. Washington: World Resources Institute.

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2006. ‘Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources: Institutionalizing Popular Participation’, Forestry Economics. Vol. 163, No. 2. [Chinese language journal published in Beijing, China—article composed in English and translated into Chinese.]

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse and René Oyono. July 2006. ‘Introduction: Decentralization and Livelihoods in Africa’, Africa Development Vol. XXXI, No. 2 in special issue ‘Implementing Progressive New Natural Resources Laws’ (Oyono and Ribot, guest eds.). Pp. 1-19.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse and René Oyono (eds). 2006. Special issue on Implementing Progressive New Natural Resources Laws. Africa Development Vol. XXXI, No. 2.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse, Arun Agrawal and Anne M. Larson. 2006. ‘Recentralizing While Decentralizing: How National Governments Reappropriate Forest Resources’, World Development. Vol. 34, No. 11. Pp. 1864-86.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse. 2005. ‘Décentralisation Démocratique des Ressources Naturelles: Choix Institutionnel et Transferts de Pouvoirs Discrétionnaires en Afrique Sub-Saharienne’, in Alain Bertrand, Pierre Montagne and Alain Karsenty, eds., L’Etat et les politiques forestières en Afrique francophone. Paris: Editions Karthala.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, Jesse 2005. ‘Choosing Representation: Institutions and Powers for Decentralized Natural Resource Management’, in Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Doris Capistrano, eds., The Politics of Decentralization: Forests, People and Power. London: Earthscan.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse. and Anne Larson (eds.). 2005. Decentralization through a Natural Resource Lens: Experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America. London: Frank Cass. Also published as a 2004 special issue of European Journal of Development Research. Vol. 16, No. 1.

BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ribot, J. and René Oyono. 2005. ‘The Politics of Decentralization’ in Ben Wisner, Camila Toulmin and Rutendo Chitiga eds., Toward a New Map of Africa, London: Earthscan Press.

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

Larson, Anne and Jesse Ribot. 2004. ‘Democratic Decentralization through a Natural Resource Lens: An Introduction’, guest editors’ introduction to a special issue of European Journal of Development Research. Vol. 16, No. 1.

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

BOOKS & SPECIAL ISSUES

Ribot, Jesse. 2004. Waiting for Democracy: The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralizations. Washington: World Resources Institute. [Published in French in 2007.]

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Xu, Jianchu and Jesse Ribot. 2004. ‘Decentralization and Accountability in Forest Management: Case From Yunnan, Southwest China’, European Journal of Development Research. Vol. 16, No. 1.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2003. ‘Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources: A Lever for Local Democracy’ USAID Democracy and Governance Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2.

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

BOOK REVIEWS, FORWARDS, AND NON-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2003. ‘Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources: A Path to Popular Enfranchisement’ Adaptive Co-Management News. CIFOR.

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.

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot, Jesse. 2002. Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resources: Institutionalizing Popular Participation. Washington: World Resources Institute. [Also published in French and Spanish in 2004.]

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

POLICY RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ribot, Jesse. 2002. "African Decentralization: Local Actors, Powers and Accountability", Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Paper No. 8. Geneva: UNRISD and IDRC. Pp. 32.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 2001. ‘Integral Local Development: ‘Accommodating Multiple Interests’ through Entrustment and Accountable Representation’, International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol. 1, No. 3.

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 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.

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

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Agrawal, Arun and Jesse Ribot. 1999. "Accountability in Decentralization: A Framework with South Asian and West African Cases", Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 33.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

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

JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. Accountable Representation and Power in Participatory and Decentralized Environmental Management, Unasylva, Vol. 50.

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.

WORKING PAPERS

WORKING PAPERS

Ribot, Jesse. 1999. ‘Integral Rural Development: Authority, Accountability and Entrustment in Decentralized Natural Resource Management’, Africa Technical Division Working Paper, The World Bank, January.

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.

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.

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.

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.