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Green grabbing and the dynamics of local-level engagement with neoliberalization in Tanzania's wildlife management areas
- Green, Kathryn E., Adams, William M.
- The Journal of peasant studies 2015 v.42 no.1 pp. 97-117
- politics, wildlife, wildlife management, Tanzania
- This paper analyzes the politics and struggles ongoing within wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Tanzania to discuss the dynamics of neoliberalization of the wildlife sector. We discuss neoliberalization as a new political-economic context within which the ongoing politics of natural resource management are played out, and focus on green grabbing as an expression of these politics. We discuss how local-level actors are engaged in these processes, often in strategic ways, to negotiate their roles within WMAs and address green grabbing by the state. Secondly, we discuss an example of the politics of land control and local-level actors’ enactment of accumulation by dispossession within a WMA.