Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa
  • Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa
  • Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa

Community Rights, Conservation and Contested Land: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa

by Fred Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844079163

ISBN-13: 9781844079162

Pub. Date: 05/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Natural resource governance is central to the outcomes of biodiversity conservation efforts and to patterns of economic development, particularly in resource-dependent rural communities. The institutional arrangements that define natural resource governance are outcomes of political processes, whereby numerous groups with often-divergent interests negotiate for access…  See more details below

Overview

Natural resource governance is central to the outcomes of biodiversity conservation efforts and to patterns of economic development, particularly in resource-dependent rural communities. The institutional arrangements that define natural resource governance are outcomes of political processes, whereby numerous groups with often-divergent interests negotiate for access to and control over resources. These political processes determine the outcomes of resource governance reform efforts, such as widespread attempts to decentralize or devolve greater tenure over land and resources to local communities.

This volume examines the dynamics of natural resource governance processes through a range of comparative case studies across east and southern Africa, in an effort to better understand the factors that account for the different outcomes of reform efforts in different contexts. These cases examine issues such as land tenure, of tourism development, and wildlife conservation, and participatory forest management, and are drawn from the work of both academics and field practitioners from across the region.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844079162
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Part I

1. Introduction: The Politics of Natural Resource Governance in Africa

2. Agrarian Social Change and Post-Colonial Natural Resource Management Interventions in Southern Africa's 'Communal Tenure' Regimes

Part II: Political Economies of Natural Resource Governance

3. The Politics of Community-based Natural Resource Management in Botswana

4. Peasants' Forests and the King's Game? Explaining Institutional Divergence and Convergence in Tanzania's Forestry and Wildlife Sectors

5. The Evolution of Namibia's Communal Conservancies

6. Historic and Contemporary Struggles for a Local Wildlife Governance Regime in Kenya

Part III: Local Struggles and Negotiations across Multiple Scales

7. Windows of Opportunity or Exclusion? Local Communities in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, South Africa

8. 'People are not Happy': Crisis, Adaptation and Resilience in Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE Programme

9. The Rise and Fall of Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Zambia's Luangwa Valley: An Illustration of Micro- and Macro-Governance Issues

10. External Agency and Local Authority: Facilitating CBNRM in Mahel, Mozambique

11. Adaptive or Anachronistic? Maintaining Indigenous Natural Resource Governance Systems in Northern Botswana

12. Pastoral Activists: Negotiating Power Imbalances in the Tanzanian Serengeti

Part IV: Looking Forward

13. A Changing Climate for Community Resource Governance: Threats and Opportunities from Climate Change and the Emerging Carbon Market

14. Democratizing Natural Resource Governance: Searching for Institutional Change

Index

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