This book is the outcome of the study on the transitions in forest governance in seven countries viz. India, Nepal, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and China conducted by the Forest Conservation Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).<br /> <br /> It includes eight chapters : Chapter 1 is all about the introduction while the rest of the chapters deal with the individual studies in the seven countries. The Introductory Chapter on “Forest Governance in a State of Transition” by Henry Scheyvens, Kimihiko Hyakumura, and Yoshiki Seki has been categorized into three parts viz. Part A, Part B and Part C. Part A describes historical context of forest governance transition, provides a concept of good governance, explains the elements of the transition and finally illustrates rationale and research methodology of the study. Similarly, Part B provides summary of the individual country studies. Likewise, Part C highlights the progress and shortcomings of the approach in seven country studies as well as suggests recommendations.