Commodity conservation. The restructuring of community conservation in South Africa and the Philippines

Buscher, Bram and Dressler, Wolfram (2012) Commodity conservation. The restructuring of community conservation in South Africa and the Philippines. Geoforum, 43 3: 367-376.


Author Buscher, Bram
Dressler, Wolfram
Title Commodity conservation. The restructuring of community conservation in South Africa and the Philippines
Journal name Geoforum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-7185
Publication date 2012-05
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.geoforum.2010.06.010
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 367
End page 376
Total pages 10
Editor Robin Roth
Wolfram Dressler
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The world over, neoliberal modes of conservation are hybridising with, or even replacing, other forms of conservation. Under the banner of 'win-win' policies, planners actively work to commoditize natural resources and the social relations that determine the use and conservation of these resources. While these general processes seem to hold sway globally, it is crucial not to lose sight of the context specific ways in which neo-liberalism influences conservation practice and local outcomes. The paper examines how neo-liberalism's global pervasiveness becomes manifest across different levels and scales in South Africa and the Philippines. The conclusion suggests that as a result of these neoliberal pressures, emphasis is shifting from local constructions of 'nature'by communities to what the environment should mean for communities in terms of commodified resources and growing capitalist markets. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Commoditization
Communities
Conservation
Neo-liberalism
Philippines
South Africa
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 21 August, 2010. Special issue: The Global Rise and Local Implications of Market-Oriented Conservation Governance.

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