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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. He has worked in the field with local communities in northern Tanzania to establish more equitable and beneficial resource governance arrangements and has researched the political economy of natural resource management across East and Southern Africa. His work has been published in journals such as Conservation Biology, Development & Change, and Biodiversity Conservation.


'An extremely useful and up to date analysis of community natural resource management in Africa.' William M. (Bill) Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation and Development, University of Cambridge, UK

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