Disputing the Floodplains Institutional Change and the Politics of Resource Management in African Wetlands

Uitgever: Brill
Disputing the Floodplains
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9789004185326
  • juli 2010
  • 454 pagina's
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African Floodplains in semi-arid areas are important for local livelihoods as they harbor many common-pool resources such as fisheries, pasture, wildlife, veldt products, water and land for irrigation. However, in many of these areas resources are under pressure. This book is presenting seven case studies from Mali, Cameroon, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana based on anthropological fieldwork (2002-08) and explores how these common-pool resources have been managed in pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial times. The major focus of this volume is on how institutional change has contributed to resource management problems. It offers a comparative analysis based on the New Institutionalist approach (Jean Ensminger, Elinor Ostrom), which is combined with a special focus on ideology, discourse and narratives in order to explain conflict and power issues

"Anthropologists and historians have written individual case studies that are of considerable value. Without serious efforts to compare historical case studies, however, it is difficult to obtain theoretical results that then can be tested by other scholars. The collection of papers in this book helps us understand resource management processes over time within multiple settings in five African countries. The focus is primarily on floodplain resources, but includes parallel resource problems related to fisheries and open pastures. Each of the chapters is well worth a serious read. Chapter Nine is a particularly valuable contribution to the study of institutional change. Haller provides an excellent synthesis of the work of the eight scholars who have contributed chapters in this book." Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University and Arizona State University

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
2010-07-12
Aantal pagina's
454 pagina's
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Illustrator
Elinor Ostrom
Redacteur
Tobias Haller
Uitgever
Brill

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9789004185326

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2010-07-01
Subtitel
Institutional Change and the Politics of Resource Management in African Wetlands
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