Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability

The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs

Rethinking the Boundaries

Editors: Larsen, Peter Bille, Brockington, Dan (Eds.)

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  • Offers an alternative vantage point to the growing body of anthropological literature surrounding NGOs in their many forms and capacitiesSheds light on the multiplicity of actors involved in conservation efforts 
  • Clarifies the discourse surrounding the role of NGOs in a wider global setting 
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This book explores how NGOs have been influential in shaping global biodiversity, conservation policy, and practice. It encapsulates a growing body of literature that has questioned the mandates, roles, and effectiveness of these organizations–and the critique of these critics. This volume seeks to nurture an open conversation about contemporary NGO practices through analysis and engagement.

About the authors

Peter Bille Larsen is an anthropologist with two decades of experience in global conservation research and practice. He teaches sustainable development, environmental anthropology, and international governance at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. 
Dan Brockington directs the Sheffield Institute of International Development at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research covers conservation, agricultural change, and celebrity, entailing fieldwork in remote parts of East Africa and offices in large cities. 

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NGOs have become hired guns of states and corporations. They also masquerade as a counter-balance to both, the medium of civil society and a fertile soil for strong democracy. This book reconsiders the boundaries of NGOs and their shifting nature in relations to capitalism, markets, governments, and each other. A must-read for the environmentalist and broader NGO-dependent world.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Rethinking the Boundaries of Conservation NGOs

    Larsen, Peter Bille (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Good, the Ugly and the ‘Dirty Harry’s of Conservation: Rethinking the Anthropology of Conservation NGOs

    Larsen, Peter Bille

    Pages 17-46

  • Anthropology of Conservation NGOs: Learning from a Sectoral Approach to the Study of NGOs

    Brockington, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • Business, Biodiversity and New ‘Fields’ of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organisational Order

    MacDonald, Kenneth Iain

    Pages 71-119

  • The Strategies and Effectiveness of Conservation NGOs in the Global Voluntary Standards: The Case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

    Ruysschaert, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 121-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs
Book Subtitle
Rethinking the Boundaries
Editors
  • Peter Bille Larsen
  • Dan Brockington
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Anthropology of Sustainability
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60579-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60579-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60578-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86894-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 289
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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