Rare Animals, Poor People, and Big Agencies: A Perspective on Biological Conservation and Rural Development in the Himalaya

Hatley T & Thompson M (1985). Rare Animals, Poor People, and Big Agencies: A Perspective on Biological Conservation and Rural Development in the Himalaya. Mountain Research and Development 5 (4): 365-377.

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Abstract

CT In earlier issues of Mountain Research and Development (Vol. 5, Nos. 2 and 3), Thompson and Warburton developed an
institutional approach to development in the Himalayan region: an approach that, in treating the institutions and the perceptions they generate as the facts, largely dissolved away the physical constraints in a sea of uncertainty. In this article, we try to complete the exploratory circle by bringing nature-the physical constraints-back into our cultural picture.
All institutions, sooner or later, bump against these constraints; the local farmers sooner, the international agencies later. Learning-readjustments in systems of knowledge - then takes place. Nature, in effect, forces the different systems of knowledge that are promoted by different institutions into conversation with one another. The present challenge is to convert that conversation from monologue to dialogue

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 12:51
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 12:51
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13423

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