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dc.contributor.authorLeach, Melissaen
dc.contributor.authorMearns, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorScoones, Ianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T15:23:36Z
dc.date.available2016-02-24T15:23:36Z
dc.date.issued01/10/1997en
dc.identifier.citationLeach, M., Mearns, R. and Scoones, I. (1997) Challenges to Community?Based Sustainable Development: Dynamics, Entitlements, Institutions. IDS Bulletin 28(4): 4-14en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/9194
dc.description.abstractSummary Recent approaches to community?based natural resource management frequently present ‘communities’ as consensual units, able to act collectively in restoring population?resource imbalances or reestablishing harmonious relations between local livelihoods and stable environments. Arguing that these underlying assumptions and policy narratives are flawed as guidelines for policy, this article presents an alternative perspective which starts from the politics of resource access and control among diverse social actors, and sees patterns of environmental change as the outcomes of negotiation or contestation between their conflicting perspectives. The notion of ‘environmental entitlements’ encapsulates this shift in perspective, and provides analytical tools to specify the benefits that people gain from die environment which contribute to their well?being. The processes by which people gain environmental endowments and entitlements are, in turn, shaped by diverse institutions, both formal and informal.en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 28 Nos. 4en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleChallenges to Community?Based Sustainable Development: Dynamics, Entitlements, Institutionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 1997 Institue of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.1997.mp28004002.xen


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