Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity (R. Boelens, et al)

Editor(s) Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches and Armando Guevara Gil Keywords Water, land, culture, livelihoods, identity, multicultural societies, indigenous communities, local communities, social mobility, sustainability Abstract Water is not only a source of life and culture. It is also a source of power, conflicting interests and identity battles. Rights to materially access, culturally organize and politically […]

Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation…(M. Dowie)

Author Mark Dowie Keywords Conservation, indigenous peoples, land, livelihoods, sustainability, generations, conservation interests, differing definitions, traditional knowledge, modern ecology Abstract Since 1900, more than 108,000 officially protected conservation areas have been established worldwide, largely at the urging of five international conservation organizations. About half of these areas were occupied or regularly used by indigenous peoples. […]

From global politics to local land users: applying the UNCCD in Swaziland (L.C. Stringer, David S.G. Thomas, Chasca Twyman)

Author(s) Lindsay C. Stringer (University of Manchester, UK) David. S.G. Thomas (Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UK) Chasca Twyman (University of Sheffield, UK) Keywords Swaziland , land degradation, policy, UNCCD, power, participation Abstract This paper explores the relevance of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and its related National Action Programmes (NAPs) […]