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Understanding Environmental Policy Processes: Cases from Africa

By: Ian Scoones and James Keeley

208 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137852 | ISBN: 1853839752
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About this book

Scoones and Keeley unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policy-making, looking particularly at Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe and their land and soils management. They also show how to pursue more inclusive, participatory forms of policy-making.

'It makes a good case study of the environmental policy-making process on the international stage and at the national level' Duncan Knowler, Policy Sci 2007


Knowledge, power and politics - environmental policy processes in Africa; understanding environmental policy processes - a conceptual map; global science, global policy - international policy processes in Africa; knowledge, power and politics - the environmental policymaking process in Ethiopia; environmental policymaking in Mali - science, bureaucracy and soil fertility narratives; environmental policymaking in Zimbabwe; challenging the technocracy?; spaces for engagement - science, experts and citizens.

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Ian Scoones a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex. He is editor of Dynamics and Diversity (2001), and co-author of Sustaining the Soil (1996). James Keeley is Research Officer at IDS specializing in environmental governance.

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