Environment and access to resources in Africa

Blaikie, Piers (1989) Environment and access to resources in Africa. Africa, 59 (1). pp. 18-40. ISSN 0001-9720

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Many issues of environment and access to resources are clouded with uncertainty. This arises out of a lack of reliable data, particularly on environmental change; ideological and technical problems of definition and measurement; the inability to identify reliably human agency in environmental change; a wide range of contradictory interpretations of the impact of land degradation; different levels of abstraction and scale involved in analysis; and the "atomisation' of theories linking environmental and social change. A set of responses in terms of a future research agenda is proposed, a central part of which is a dynamic resource access-environmental change model linked to a decision-making model which focuses on land users' responses to environmental change. These two models provide a clearly specified context and anchoring point for a number of theoretical issues in African agrarian studies which hitherto have not been linked together

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_on_land
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 15:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45547
DOI: 10.2307/1160761

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