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Contested Nature
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How can the international conservation movement protect biological diversity, while at the same time safeguarding the rights and fulfilling the needs of people, particularly the poor? Contested Nature argues that to be successful in the long-term, social justice and biological conservation must go hand in hand. The protection of nature is a complex social enterprise, and much more a process of politics, and of human organization, than ecology. Although this political complexity is recognized by practitioners, it rarely enters into the problem analyses that inform conservation policy. Structured around conceptual chapters and supporting case studies that examine the politics of conservation in specific contexts, the book shows that pursuing social justice enhances biodiversity conservation rather than diminishing it, and that the fate of local peoples and that of conservation are completely intertwined.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Contested Nature: Conservation and Development at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part I: Politics, Power, and Social Justice in Biodiversity Conservation
  2. p. 23
  1. 2. The Winding Road: Incorporating Social Justice and Human Rights into Protected Area Policies
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 3. Exploring the Political Contours of Conservation: A Conceptual View of Power in Practice
  2. pp. 41-57
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  1. 4. Wandering Boundaries and Illegal Residents: The Political Ecology of Protected Area Deforestation in South Sumatra Indonesia from 1979 to 1992
  2. pp. 59-71
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  1. 5. Territory, Nature, and Culture: Negotiating the Boundaries of Biodiversity Conservation in Colombia’s Pacific Coastal Region
  2. pp. 73-88
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  1. 6. Unmasking the “Local”: Gender, Community, and the Politics of Community-Based Rural Ecotourism in Belize
  2. pp. 89-101
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  1. 7. The Political Economy of Ecotourism: Pendjari National Park and Ecotourism Concentration in Northern Benin
  2. pp. 103-115
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  1. 8. Privatizing Conservation
  2. pp. 117-135
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  1. 9. The Political Ecology of Bioprospecting in Amazonian Ecuador: History, Political Economy, and Knowledge
  2. pp. 137-155
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  1. Part II: Institutions, Organizations, and Participatory Processes: Conceptual Tools for Constructing Biodiversity Conservation with Social Justice
  2. p. 157
  1. 10. Crafting Conservation Globally and Locally: Complex Organizations and Governance Regimes
  2. pp. 159-182
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  1. 11. The Regional Approach in Northern Madagascar: Moving Beyond Integrated Conservation and Development
  2. pp. 183-194
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  1. 12. Scaling Up from the Grassroots: NGO Networks and the Challenges of Organizational Maintenance in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula
  2. pp. 195-215
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  1. 13. Your Park, My Poverty: Using Impact Assessment to Counter the Displacement Effects of Environmental Greenlining
  2. pp. 217-229
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  1. 14. The Challenges and Rewards of Community-Based Coastal Resources Management: San Salvador Island, Philippines
  2. pp. 231-249
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  1. 15. The Road Less Traveled: Toward Nature Protection with Social Justice
  2. pp. 251-270
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 271-309
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 311-313
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 315-321
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