Partnerships and Power Games

ab 24,90 

Lapologang Magole, Alyne Delaney (Eds.)

Natural Resources Governance and Management in the Okavango Delta

ISBN 978-3-643-90685-4
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2017
Seiten 238
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Defragmenting African Resource Management (DARMA)


Part of the Defragmenting African Resource Management
(DARMA) project book series, this book is about partnerships
and power games in natural resources management as
stakeholders compete over environmental goods and services
in the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta Management Plan
development process – the main arena for negotiating stakes
in and access to the Okavango Delta land and water
resources – is a battlefield for partnerships and power games. In
other natural resource management side events, mini
platforms have been created and partnerships formed to
negotiate stakes and claim authority and rights over
resources. Those with political, economic and knowledge
power stand a better chance to win power games, resulting in
the ’survival of the most resourced‘. In the book it is
suggested that defragmentation of natural resource
management through integration at all scales will spread
resources and facilitate equity and benefit sharing.

Lapologang Magole (PhD Development Studies,
University of East Anglia) is a Senior Research Scholar at
the University of Botswana’s Okavango Research Institute,
Botswana, working in the area of natural resources

Alyne Delaney (PhD anthropology, University of Pittsburgh,
USA) is Head of Research and an Associate Professor in
Innovative Fisheries Management (IFM) in Aalborg
University’s Department of Development and Planning.