ISBN 9781779220721
Pages 212
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2009
Publisher Weaver Press, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Beyond Proprietorship

Murphree's Laws on Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

edited by B.B. Mukamuri, J.M. Manjengwa, S. Anstey

Dr. Marshall Murphree is a prominent scholar in the ÿelds of common property theory, rural development, and natural resource management. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a doctorate in social anthropology, he returned home to Zimbabwe to work as a missionary before joining the University of Zimbabwe, where he became director, and subsequently Professor Emeritus, of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences.

Beyond Proprietorship presents a range of contributions to the May 2007 conference held to honour Murphree’s work, and it conveys his central concerns of equality and fairness. The focus is on marginalised people living in poor and remote regions of Zimbabwe, but also includes important discussions about the policy implications of regional tenure regimes, and the place of local resource management in global conservation politics.

The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the recent history and experience of remote area development, semi-arid agriculture, conservation, and wildlife utilisation in southern Africa.

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About the Editors

B.B. Mukamuri

Billy Mukamuri is a full-time lecturer and researcher at CASS. His research interests are on understanding local level institutional dynamics, particularly in communal areas. He has published extensively on social forestry issues, largely from south central Zimbabwe. He also published articles on the impacts of macro-economic changes and their impacts on natural resources management and rural people’s livelihoods.

J.M. Manjengwa

Jeannette Manjengwa is a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS), University of Zimbabwe. She is the Team Leader of the IDRC-funded Local Level Scenario Planning, Iterative Assessment and Adaptive Management project, a regional research and development initiative being implemented with communities in the Great Limpopo Trans-Frontier Conservation Area.

S. Anstey

Simon Anstey is a researcher and a PhD student at CASS. His thesis is based on local environmental and political processes in Mozambique. He has worked for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Jordan and is currently a consultant on natural resources projects in southern Africa.

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