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The ghost in the machine: Deconstructing forest policy discourse in Bangladesh

Abstract:

By examining Bangladesh's principal forest policy documents from a discourse perspective, this study argues that the State's policy response to the "problems" and "development of the forestry sector" has been rhetorically loaded but politically cautious, covert and calculated. Under the conditions of governmentality, the policy prescriptions are presented as technical instruments for promoting efficiency in the forestry sector. The power and politics inherent in this exercise are constantly c...

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Journal:
Economic and Political Weekly More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
17
Pages:
100-108
Publication date:
2012-04-21
ISSN:
0012-9976
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:334184
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uuid:fbc45556-9d13-40b0-86f3-5ea1762fe5ce
Local pid:
pubs:334184
Source identifiers:
334184
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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