Chapter 17. Conservation Trade-Offs and the Politics of Knowledge

  1. Nigel Leader-Williams Professor of Biodiversity Management Director2,
  2. William M. Adams2 and
  3. Robert J. Smith Research Fellow Senior Fellow3
  1. J. Peter Brosius Professor Director past president member

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch17

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

How to Cite

Brosius, J. P. (2010) Conservation Trade-Offs and the Politics of Knowledge, in Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save (eds N. Leader-Williams, W. M. Adams and R. J. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

  2. 3

    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193832

Online ISBN: 9781444324907

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Keywords:

  • conservation trade-offs and politics of knowledge;
  • complex trade-offs, between human well-being and biodiversity conservation goals - in specific places;
  • trade-offs, of working vocabularies of fields of inquiry - economics, political science, ethics, biology;
  • issue of scale, and multiplicity of ways - in conservation trade-off implementation;
  • politics of knowledge - and conservation trade-off analysis;
  • politics of knowledge, understood in conservation - key to understanding processes by which trade-offs are identified;
  • technologies of visualization;
  • positioning of social science knowledge - in conservation;
  • valorization of indigenous knowledge - conservation and resource management, in decision making;
  • regimes of credibility and recognition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background issues: conservation and trade-offs

  • Politics of knowledge and analysis of conservation trade-offs

  • Other avenues to analyze conservation trade-offs and politics of knowledge

  • Indigenous knowledge

  • Conclusions: recognizing regimes of credibility

  • Acknowledgments

  • References