Project

The politics of place making: community development and nature conservation practices in the South of Jordan

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Anthropology
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
Keywords
nature conservation place community Jordan
 
Project description

This research studies the processes through which notions of community are deployed and used in the context of a community-based conservation project in Rahmeh, Jordan. Through an ethnographic analysis of these processes, the implications for the project’s outcomes in terms of the way a conservation area and its community are defined will be illuminated.