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1st Edition

Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources

ISBN 9780815357308
Published December 21, 2017 by Routledge
308 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin America. The authors make the case for reaching beyond decentralization to promote adaptive governance that serves local priorities, but through interactions with local, district, national and global governance structures. The book focuses on the governance of common pool resources such as forests, wildlife, water, carbon and pasture resources in both Africa and Latin America. 

This book will appeal to development practitioners and scholars concerned about the conservation of natural resources and the sustainable development of communities. It synthesizes experience with the governance of different natural resources from a broad geographic perspective. It also provides theoretical and practical suggestions for taking adaptive natural resource governance forward, including participatory methods for measuring and monitoring governance.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Definition of Natural Resource Governance 

1. Introduction 

Grenville Barnes 

2. Theory and Conceptual Foundations of Natural Resource Governance 

Krister Andersson and Joanna Chan 

Part 2: Property Rights and Natural Resource Governance 

3. The Role and Dynamics of Property Rights in Natural Resource Governance 

Grenville Barnes 

4. Examining the Role of Property Rights and Forest Policy in Forest Governance: Lessons from Mexico, Bolivia, and Cameroon 

Peter Cronkleton 

Part 3: Global and National Scale Governance of Natural Resources 

5. Perspectives on International Initiatives for the Governance of Natural Resources: Possibilities and Limitations 

Malcolm Childress 

6. National and Transnational Land Grabs in Africa: Implications for Local Resource Governance 

James Murombedzi 

7. Wildlife Governance in Africa 

Ngeta Kabiri and Brian Child 

Part 4: Meso Level and Cross-scalar Natural Resource Governance 

8. Cross-scalar Governance and the Role of the Meso-level: The Case of the Okavango Delta Management Plan, Botswana 

Lin Cassidy and Sekgowa Motsumi 

9. Governing an Intangible Natural Resource: Experience from Two Pilot REDD Projects in Tanzania 

Theron Morgan-Brown 

10. Elite Capture: A Comparative Case Study of Meso-level Governance in Four Southern Africa Countries 

Shylock Muyengwa, Brian Child and Rodgers Lubilo 

Part 5: Measuring and Monitoring Governance 

11. Using the Governance Dashboard to Measure, Understand and Change Micro-governance 

Brian Child, Shylock Muyengwa, Rodgers Lubilo and Patricia Mupeta 

12. Participatory Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Governance 

Jennifer Arnold and Wendy-Lin Bartels 

Part 6: Towards Participatory and Adaptive Governance 

13. East African Pastoralism and the Governance of Grazing Land: Case Studies from Kenya 

Kathleen Galvin, Robin S. Reid and Tyler A. Beeton 

14. Conclusions 

Grenville Barnes and Brian Child

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Grenville Barnes is a Professor of Geomatics in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, USA. 

Brian Child is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, USA.