What characterizes the political context of Jatropha actors in Indonesia?

By Henk Schulte Nordholt Quote: “Previous research on agrarian change, state-society relations and local politics in Indonesia portrays societal change and policy implementation as product of interactions between influential actors who gain mutual benefits within their networks.” The answer is:

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Which factors changed the perception of the economic viability of Jatropha biodiesel as an alternative fuel?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “In less than a decade, jatropha was transformed from a promising and commercially viable biofuel crop into a green-policy parasite, living on subsidies and green investments.”  One of the aspects of biofuel development that was

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How have policymakers used the concept of “marginal land” to legitimize target areas suitable for Jatropha and what effect did this have?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “In turn, process technology researchers used these extrapolations to create a narrative that made jatropha appear to be an attractive and environmentally friendly bioenergy crop for agro-ecological zones where the production of oil palm would

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Why have the mandatory blending targets and pricing subsidies not yet transformed the fuel market in Indonesia?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “Eventually, he [the director of RNI] became influential in the creation of national energy policy that appointed jatropha as a major source of biodiesel and included mandatory biofuel blending targets.” The Indonesian government has made

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How do multi-level governance processes link global energy and climate change discourses to grounded activities in production areas?

By Adriaan Bedner Quote: “Our research also describes how the multi-level governance processes that link global energy and climate change discourses to grounded activities in production areas are diverted from their objectives by such policy entrepreneurs at the intermediate levels

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Why is there a gap between national policy and law and local social realities?

By Jan Michiel Otto Quote: “Such an approach challenges the assumption that policies are implemented in accordance with their normative content…” The findings related to jatropha show a disturbingly wide gap between the objectives of national policy and law and

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