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Conflict and Cooperation in Participatory Natural Resource Management (Global Issues)by Roger Jeffery
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Over the past 100 years, there has been a steady process by which natural resources have been increasingly managed by centralized institutions. Governments and other national agencies have argued that this promotes efficiency and equity. Recently this orthodoxy has been challenged by experiments that show how centralized management tends to fail. Global, national and local goals are more likely to be met, at lower cost and with other benefits (such as promoting better democratic institutions) by involving local populations in collaborative management agreements. This volume, based on detailed case studies from around the world, subjects some of these experiments to critical study, and suggests limits to the participative approach as well as ways it can be improved and made suitable for new contexts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index.
About the Author
Roger Jeffery is Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh. Bhaskar Vira is Assistant Lecturer in Environment and Development, Department of Geography, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents
Part I: Where Local Conflicts and Over Resource Use Make Participation Unlikely * Conflict Management and Mobility Among Pastoralists in Karamoja, Uganda--Maryam Niamir-Fuller * The Social Context of Environmental Education: The Case of the Amboseli Ecosystem, Kajiado--Kabiri Ngeta * Part II: Local Level Projects Attempting to Overcome Unsupportive National Contexts * Addressing Livelihood Issues in Conservation Orientated Projects: A Case Study of Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu, India--Devaki Panini * Land Husbandry for Sustainable Agricultural Development in a Subsistence Farming Area of Malawi: Farmer Adoption of Introduced Techniques--Max Kelly * Part III: Learning From Success: Where National Policies are Supportive, But Participative Support is Novel * Local Management of Sahelian Forests--Paul Kerkhof * Campfire: Tonga Cosmovision and Indigenous Knowledge--Backson Sibanda * Problems of Intra and Inter-Group Equity in Community Forestry: Evidence from the Terai Region of Nepal--Rabindra N. Chakraborty * Benefits to Villagers in Maharashtra, India, from Conjunctive Use of Water Resources--Frank Simpson & Girish Sohani * Part IV: Learning from Success: Supportive National Policies and Local Initiatives * Creating New Knowledge for Soil and Water Conservation in Bolivia--Anna Lawrence * Devolution of Decisionmaking: Lessons from Community Forest Management at the Kilum-Ijim Forest Project, Cameroon--David Thomas, Anne Gardner & John DeMarco * Changing Natural Resource Research and Development Capability: Whither Social Capital?--Stephen Biggs, Harriet Matsaert & Adrienne Martin
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