Analytical Issues in Participatory Natural Resource Management

  • Bhaskar Vira
  • Roger Jeffery

Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Analytical Issues in Participatory Natural Resource Management

  3. Analytical Issues

  4. Constructing Participation

  5. Attitudes and Responses of Intervention Agents

  6. Dynamics of Participatory Processes

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-245

About this book


Attempts to manage natural resources through collaboration rather than competition, by agreements rather than conflict, have become the touchstone for many who see these efforts as the harbinger of global sustainable development. The received wisdom suggests that participatory natural resource management projects work because traditional knowledge of the resources and existing social structures can be utilised to develop more effective strategies for resource use. Participation is a flexible and adaptable concept, which can reflect local circumstances and priorities. The contributors to this volume advise caution as well as optimism for projects conducted in this way. By drawing on the experience of NGOs, national governments and donor sectors as well as academic researchers this volume analyses the theory and practice of participatory natural resource management and demonstrates the value of constructive dialogue between all those involved.


development environment organization research sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhaskar Vira
    • 1
  • Roger Jeffery
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghUK

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