01 January 2022 → 31 August 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Development studies
- Environmental politics
- Security, peace and conflict
- Political geography
Conflict Conservation Community Colonisation Wildlife
This thesis examines how conservation conflicts were created and became entrenched in two national parks in Uganda. It assesses colonial conservation policies of dispossession by primitive accumulation and the continuity of these policies by the post-colonial state and international conservation NGOs. In the thesis I show that conservation conflicts are the result of resistance by local communities against the hegemony of colonial continuities in daily practices of nature conservation.