Contested Sustainability
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332 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

42 b/w, 42 line illus.

Series: Eastern Africa Series

Imprint: James Currey

Contested Sustainability

The Political Ecology of Conservation and Development in Tanzania

Edited by Stefano Ponte, Christine Noe and Dan Brockington

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Timely examination of sustainability partnerships, their effectiveness and the forms of sustainability they produce.
New and more complex partnerships are emerging to address the governance natural resources in developing countries. These sustainability partnerships are embedded in broader networks that variously link donors, governments,community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, certification agencies and other intermediaries. High expectations and many resources have been invested in these partnerships. Yet, we still do not know whether more sophisticated organizational structures, more stakeholders involved, and more advanced participatory processes have delivered better sustainability outcomes, and if so, in what sectors and under what circumstances.
To fill this knowledge gap, scholars from a range of disciplines analyze the governance of sustainability in three key natural resource sectors in Tanzania: forestry, wildlife and coastal resources. Using innovative methodological approaches, including software-based qualitative analysis of key-informant interviews and focus group discussions, social network analysis and GIS/remote sensing approaches, they examine the emergence, structure and evolution of sustainability partnerships and the broader social networks in which they are embedded. They assess whether co-management with local communities and private and civil society actors - and putatively more participatory processes in the governance of renewable resources - result in more equitable and sustainable livelihoods and environmental outcomes. They compare 'more complex' partnerships to relatively 'simpler', more traditional top-down and centralized management systems and to instances where sustainability partnerships are not in place. We explain the links between the complexity of these initiatives, their legitimacy, the distribution of benefits and losses that they entail, and the forms of sustainability they produce.

This book is available as Open Access under the Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND.
PART I: ISSUES, BACKGROUND, AND METHODS
1 New partnerships for sustainability
Stefano Ponte, Christine Noe, and Dan Brockington
2 Conservation and development in Tanzania: Background, history, and recent developments
Christine Noe, Asubisye Mwamfupe, Opportuna Kweka, Ruth Warimu John, Pilly Silvano, Faraja Daniel Namkesa, Robert Eliakim Katikiro, Rasul Ahmed Minja, Mette Fog Olwig, Dan Brockington, and Stefano Ponte
3 Design and Methodology
Stefano Ponte, Christine Noe, Asubisye Mwamfupe, Opportuna Kweka, Kelvin Joseph Kamde, Mette Fog Olwig, Dan Brockington, Lasse Folke Henriksen, Ruth Warimu John, Pilly Silvano, Faraja Daniel Namkesa, Robert Eliakim Katikiro, Rasul Ahmed Minja, and Caleb Gallemore
PART II: SECTORAL ANALYSIS
4 Sustainability partnerships in the wildlife sector in southeast Tanzania
Christine Noe, RuthWarimu John, and Dan Brockington
5 Sustainability partnerships in the forestry sector in southeast Tanzania
Asubisye Mwamfupe, Mette Fog Olwig, Pilly Silvano, Dan Brockington, and Lasse Folke Henriksen
6 Sustainability partnerships in the coastal resources sector in southeast Tanzania
Opportuna Kweka, RobertEliakim Katikiro, Faraja Daniel Namkesa, Rasul Ahmed Minja, and Stefano Ponte
PART III: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
7 The legitimacy of sustainability partnerships in southeast Tanzania
Rasul Ahmed Minja, Stefano Ponte, Asubisye Mwamfupe, and Christine Noe
8 The governance complexity of sustainability partnerships in southeast Tanzania: Institutional and network components
Lasse Folke Henriksen, Caleb Gallemore, RuthWarimu John, Faraja Daniel Namkesa, and Pilly Silvano
9 The environmental impacts of sustainability partnerships in southeast Tanzania
Caleb Gallemore, KelvinJoseph Kamde, Lasse Henriksen, and Dan Brockington
10 The livelihood impacts of sustainability partnerships in southeast Tanzania
Caleb Gallemore, KelvinJoseph Kamde, Asubisye Mwamfupe, Lasse Folke Henriksen, and Dan Brockington
11 Contested sustainability
Dan Brockington, Christine Noe, and Stefano Ponte

Stefano Ponte is Professor of International Political Economy at Copenhagen Business School where he is also the director of the Centre for Business and Development Studies. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Farmers and Markets in Tanzania: How Market Reforms Affect Rural Livelihoods in Africa (James Currey, 2002), and, with Dan Brockington, edited The Green Economy in the Global South (2017).

CHRISTINE NOE is an Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Dar es Salaam. She is the author of 'Assets and Poverty Dynamics: The Methodological Challenges of Constructing Longitudinal Surveys in Tanzania', in David Potts (ed), Tanzanian Development (James Currey, 2019). Her research is on conservation and development politics and she seeks to explain how local and international development politics influence rural livelihoods, land tenure and security dynamics in rural Africa. She is co-editor of several books and articles in international journals and is actively involved in providing leadership in research collaboration and mentorship of young African scholars.

Dan Brockington is Professor and Director of the Sheffield Institute of International Development at the University of Sheffield. He is author of Fortress Conservation (James Currey, 2002), and, with Stefano Ponte, co-edited The Green Economy in the Global South (2017). His research covers the social impacts of conservation, relationships between capitalism and conservation, the work of media and celebrity in development and long term livelihood change in East Africa. He has worked mainly in Tanzania and also South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India as well as conducting global overviews of the social impacts of protected areas, media and conservation and continental wide examinations of the work of conservation NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa.

"Contested Sustainability responds to the urgent need in writings on conservation, sustainability, and development to attend more thoughtfully, systematically, and innovatively to how politics structures sustainability outcomes at multiple levels. This brilliant collection is required reading for students, scholars, and researchers globally." Professor Arun Agrawal, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

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July 2022

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Title Details

332 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

42 b/w, 42 line illus.

Series: Eastern Africa Series

Imprint: James Currey