Wilderness or Home?

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Asebe Regassa Debelo

Conflicts, Competing Perspectives and Claims of Entitlement over Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia

ISBN 978-3-643-90709-7
Band-Nr. 66
Jahr 2016
Seiten 456
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This book critically probes into the politics of nature
conservation and commodification. Building on political
ecology, the book argues that conservation is used by state
and non-state actors as an instrument of controlling
multidimensional spaces of indigenous communities. The study
creates a nexus between the hegemonic discourse of
wilderness conservation in colonial Africa and Ethiopia’s
appropriation of this narrative and how it internally
exported it to its peripheries. It found out that the
successive Ethiopian regimes (the imperial, military and
developmental state) share commonalities in using nature
conservation both for political control of societies and
their territories, and as a means of economic extraction
through commodification.

Asebe Regassa Debelo is a graduate of the
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies