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Commodifying legality? Who and what counts as legal in the Indonesian wood trade

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This article examines how legality verification in Indonesia, as developed under the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), shapes who and what count as legal. A review of Indonesia’s evolving legality verification system and in-depth stakeholder interviews reveal a process of commodification driven by international demand for an interchangeable label of “legality.” This interchangeability is produced through a reduction...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/08941920.2016.1239295

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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European Union Seventh Framework Programme
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FP7-282887
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
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Society and Natural Resources More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
6
Pages:
750-764
Publication date:
2016-11-18
Acceptance date:
2016-08-25
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EISSN:
1521-0723
ISSN:
0894-1920
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pubs:664443
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uuid:ab17a52d-ed01-4e49-b829-322d9002b666
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664443
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2016-12-15

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