Comparative Conservation Studies: A “Bottom-Up” Collaborative Governance

  • Emmanuel Yeboah-AssiamahEmail author
  • Kobus Muller
  • Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh
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Collaborative Governance entails the new governance system that emphasizes on different stakeholders to prudently and methodically govern natural resources (Yeboah-Assiamah et al. 2016). In this entry, it connotes the creation of synergies between formal and informal governance structures as well as formal and informal institutions.

Conservation is the appropriate management of a natural resource to avert its exploitation, annihilation, or degradation.

Bottom up connotes strategies or activities that are initiated, propelled, and championed by either an individual, group of individuals, and groups within a local community before gaining subsequent formal or external recognition and support. It could also be an initiative of the entire local community through its legitimate leaders.


The complexity and high stakes associated with natural resources render them rather problematic...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Yeboah-Assiamah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kobus Muller
    • 1
  • Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public LeadershipStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Public Administration and Health Services ManagementUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolAccraGhana