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

Edited By: Fred Nelson

342 pages, Maps, figs, tabs


Hardback | Apr 2010 | #184442 | ISBN-13: 9781844079162
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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, tourism development, wildlife conservation and participatory forest management, and are drawn from the work of both academics and field practitioners from across the region.

'A timely, large-scale exposition about the natural and human forces that shape the CCE. The authors expertly indicate opportunities to maintain benefits and mitigate environmental damage in the region.' Donald M. McLeod, University of Wyoming 'The natural world is fast deteriorating from human activities. What can be done? A lot, as it turns out ... Prato and Fagre apply the latest science to one of the largest areas of wilderness in the lower 48 states and Canada. If you are a land manager, hunter, recreationist, academic, or environmentalist - if you love and care about the outdoors - you need this book.' Ben Gadd, Author of Handbook of the Canadian Rockies 'A definitive work ... By examining issues at regional to subregional scales, this volume informs resource management across geographic and institutional boundaries. This is good science with applications to both management and policy.' David L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service


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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Fred Nelson has worked as a scholar and practitioner on natural resource governance in East Africa for over ten years.

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