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Analytical Issues in Participatory Natural Resource Management

Series: Global Issues Series

Edited By: Bhaskar Vira and Roger Jeffery

245 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Palgrave

Hardback | Jul 2001 | #119554 | ISBN: 0333792769
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About this book

Attempts to manage natural resources through collaboration rather than competition, by agreements rather than conflict, have become the touchstone for many who see these efforts as the harbinger of global sustainable development. The received wisdom suggests that participatory natural resource management projects work because traditional knowledge of the resources and existing social structures can be utilized to develop more effective strategies for resource use. Participation is a flexible and adaptable concept, which can reflect local circumstances and priorities. The contributors to this volume advise caution as well as optimism for projects conducted in this way. By drawing on the experience of NGOs, national governments and donor sectors as well as academic researchers, this volume analyzes the theory and practice of participatory natural resource management and demonstrates the value of constructive dialogue between all those involved.


Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Appendices - Preface and Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Analytical Issues in Participatory Natural Resource Management; B.Vira & R.Jeffery - PART I: ANALYTICAL ISSUES - To 'Participate' with Whom, for What, for What (and Against Whom): Forest Fringe Management Along the Western Ghats in southern Kerala; U.Geiser - Constructing the Future: Dynamics of Local and External Views Regarding Community-Based Resource Management; D.van Est & G.Persoon - PART II: CONSTRUCTING PARTICIPATION - Defining Institutions for Collaborative Mangrove Management: A Case Study from Tanga, Tanzania; M.Nurse & J.Kabamba - Organisations for Participatory CPR Management; M.Sekhar - Co-Management of Forests in the Tribal Regions of Andhra Pradesh, India: A Study in the Making and Unmaking of Social Capital; G.Yadama & M.de Weese Boyd - PART III: ATTITUDES AND RESPONSES OF INTERVENTION AGENTS - Learning from Participatory Environmental Impact Assessment of Community Centred Development: The Oxfam Experience; K.Neefjes - Project Success: Different Perspectives, Different Measurements; I.Harkes - Joint Forest Management: A Silent Revolution Among Forest Department Staff?; R.Jeffery, N.Sundar & P.Khanna - PART IV: DYNAMICS OF PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES - Conflicts Affecting Participatory Forest Management: Their Nature and Implications: C.Conroy, A.Mishra, A.Rai, N.M.Singh & M.Chan - Progress Towards Recognising the Rights and Management Potentials of Local Communities in Indonesian State-Defined Forest Areas; C.Fay & H.de Foresta - Analysing Failed Participation with the Perspective of New Institutional Economics; V.Santhakumar - References - Index

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Biography

BHASKAR VIRA is Assistant Lecturer in Environment and Development, Department of Geography, and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, at the University of Cambridge. Previous publications include Institutional Pluralism in Forestry: Considerations of Analytical and Operational Tools and Implementing Joint Forest Management in the Field: Towards an Understanding of the Community-Bureaucracy Interface. - ROGER JEFFERY is Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Previously publications include (with Patricia Jeffery) The Political of Health in India, and Population, Gender and Politics.

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