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By Tim Forsyth Andrew Walker | Comments: ( 429 ) | Date: ( Mar 30, 2020 )

In this far reaching examination of environmental problems and politics in northern Thailand, Tim Forsyth and Andrew Walker analyze deforestation, water supply, soil erosion, use of agrochemicals, and biodiversity in order to challenge popularly held notions of environmental crisis They argue that such crises have been used to support political objectives of state expansiIn this far reaching examination of environmental problems and politics in northern Thailand, Tim Forsyth and Andrew Walker analyze deforestation, water supply, soil erosion, use of agrochemicals, and biodiversity in order to challenge popularly held notions of environmental crisis They argue that such crises have been used to support political objectives of state expansion and control in the uplands They have also been used to justify the alternative directions advocated by an array of NGOs.In official and alternative discourses of economic development, the peoples living in Thailand s hill country are typically cast as either guardians or destroyers of forest resources, often depending on their ethnicity Political and historical factors have created a simplistic, misleading, and often scientifically inaccurate environmental narrative Hmong farmers, for example, are thought to exhibit environmentally destructive practices, whereas the Karen are seen as linked to and protective of their ancestral home Forsyth and Walker reveal a much complex relationship of hill farmers to the land, to other ethnic groups, and to the state They conclude that current explanations fail to address the real causes of environmental problems and unnecessarily restrict the livelihoods of local people.The authors critical assessment of simplistic environmental narratives, as well as their suggestions for finding solutions, will be valuable in international policy discussions about environmental issues in rapidly developing countries Moreover, their redefinition of northern Thailand s environmental problems, and their analysis of how political influences have reinforced inappropriate policies, demonstrate new ways of analyzing how environmental science and knowledge are important arenas for political control.This book makes valuable contributions to Thai studies and generally to the fields of environmental science, ecology, geography, anthropology, and political science, as well as to policy making and resource management in the developing world.


  • Title: Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand
  • Author: Tim Forsyth Andrew Walker
  • ISBN: 9780295988221
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Forest Guardians, Forest Destroyers: The Politics of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand

  • Sean

    Interesting account of inaccurate ethnoenvironmental narratives surrounding deforestation in upper Thailand, upland lowland tensions, blaming Hmong, false scientific backing


  • Lisa

    An incredibly well-researched book. But definitely requires some discipline in making it through it. Actually, I skipped two late chapters on Agrochemicals and Biodiversity. The book's message, broadly: 1) Environmental narratives are not politically neutral, and 2) Environmental narratives stabilize and simplify complex concepts. This is an obvious thesis to a large extent. But dozens of counter-narratives and examples from case studies across northern Thailand give it particular salience and f [...]


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