Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin America. The authors make the case for reaching beyond decentralization to promote adaptive governance that serves local priorities, but through interactions with local, district, national and global governance structures. The book focuses on the governance of common pool resources such as forests, wildlife, water, carbon and pasture resources in both Africa and Latin America.
This book will appeal to development practitioners and scholars concerned about the conservation of natural resources and the sustainable development of communities. It synthesizes experience with the governance of different natural resources from a broad geographic perspective. It also provides theoretical and practical suggestions for taking adaptive natural resource governance forward, including participatory methods for measuring and monitoring governance.
Grenville Barnes is a Professor of Geomatics in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, USA. Brian Child is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, USA.
Part 1: Introduction and Definition of Natural Resource Governance 1. Introduction Grenville Barnes 2. Theory and Conceptual Foundations of Natural Resource Governance Krister Andersson and Joanna Chan Part 2: Property Rights and Natural Resource Governance 3. The Role and Dynamics of Property Rights in Natural Resource Governance Grenville Barnes 4. Examining the Role of Property Rights and Forest Policy in Forest Governance: Lessons from Mexico, Bolivia, and Cameroon Peter Cronkleton Part 3: Global and National Scale Governance of Natural Resources 5. Perspectives on International Initiatives for the Governance of Natural Resources: Possibilities and Limitations Malcolm Childress 6. National and Transnational Land Grabs in Africa: Implications for Local Resource Governance James Murombedzi 7. Wildlife Governance in Africa Ngeta Kabiri and Brian Child Part 4: Meso Level and Cross-scalar Natural Resource Governance 8. Cross-scalar Governance and the Role of the Meso-level: The Case of the Okavango Delta Management Plan, Botswana Lin Cassidy and Sekgowa Motsumi 9. Governing an Intangible Natural Resource: Experience from Two Pilot REDD Projects in Tanzania Theron Morgan-Brown 10. Elite Capture: A Comparative Case Study of Meso-level Governance in Four Southern Africa Countries Shylock Muyengwa, Brian Child and Rodgers Lubilo Part 5: Measuring and Monitoring Governance 11. Using the Governance Dashboard to Measure, Understand and Change Micro-governance Brian Child, Shylock Muyengwa, Rodgers Lubilo and Patricia Mupeta 12. Participatory Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Governance Jennifer Arnold and Wendy-Lin Bartels Part 6: Towards Participatory and Adaptive Governance 13. East African Pastoralism and the Governance of Grazing Land: Case Studies from Kenya Kathleen Galvin, Robin S. Reid and Tyler A. Beeton 14. Conclusions Grenville Barnes and Brian Child