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dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T23:37:42Z
dc.date.available2013-10-03T23:37:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/13333
dc.description.abstractConservation management of state-controlled forests has shifted away from strict, centralized management by incorporating community-based co-management initiatives. Often termed participatory forest management, these initiatives include local residents in forest planning, implementation, and management. This thesis examines two case studies located at the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya. The case studies illustrate how imbalances of power establish participant (actor) roles through policies set by governments and NGOs. Power imbalances are perpetuated through hegemonies of postcolonialism that reinforce actor role perceptions. Awareness and understanding of role perceptions is paramount in participatory conservation initiatives that benefit both the physical environment and community development. Analyzing histories of past conservation initiatives with assessments of current and perceived future issues may reduce unrealistic role expectations. Examining actor role contributions at multiple scales of power is necessary. Reflection upon how roles influence perceptions may decrease failures of conservation initiatives involving affluent global donors and marginalized local communities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.subjectArabuko-Sokokeen_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.subjectForest managementen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectPFMen_US
dc.subjectPolitical ecologyen_US
dc.titleParticipatory Forest Management and Actor Role Dependency in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of Geographyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Oregonen_US


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