Can authority change through deliberative politics?: Lessons from the four decades of participatory forest policy reform in Nepal
By Hemant Ojha, Mani Banjade, Ramesh Sunam, Basundhara Bhattarai, Sudeep Jana, Keshab Goutam, and Sindhu Dhungana
This paper analyses if participatory policy reform can alter the conventional authority in forest governance. The analysis shows how deliberative politics contributed to the change or continuity of conventional authorities around forest policy and practice. It shows that despite notable participatory policy reform, the conventional authority has become further re-entrenched. Click here to access the full paper from the publisher’s website.