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    This database contains bibliographic descriptions of all Wageningen University PhD theses from 1920 onwards. It is updated on a daily basis by WUR Library.

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Identity as a weapon for peacebuilding : strategies and practices of the indigenous guard from Northern Cauca, Columbia [PhD thesis]
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Chaves Pérez, Paola \ 2019
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Mapuche political dissent in the context of neoliberal governance: the recuperation of ancestral land as a process of indigenous emancipation in Arauco Province, Chile [PhD thesis]
Stüdemann Henríquez, Nikolas \ 2018
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Marine communities : governing oil & gas activities and cruise tourism in the Arctic and the Caribbean [PhD thesis]
Bets, Linde K.J. van \ 2017
oil and gas industry - oil spills - governance - international tourism - pollution by tourism - tourism impact - marine areas - marine environment - water pollution - environmental policy - caribbean - caribbean sea - arctic ocean - arctic regions
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Creating common ground : the role of Indigenous Peoples’ sacred natural sites in conservation practice, management and policy [PhD thesis]
Verschuuren, Bas \ 2017
indigenous people - indigenous knowledge - historic sites - history - nature conservation - natural landscape - australia - ghana - guatemala - nature conservation policy
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Protecting indigenous land from mining : a study of activist representations of indigenous people, in the context of anti-mining movements, with a focus on an Indian case [PhD thesis]
Borde, Radhika \ 2017
mining - indigenous people - land use - protest - relations between people and state - ideology - india
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Legacies of Amazonian dark earths on forest composition, structure and dynamics [PhD thesis]
Quintero Vallejo, E.M. \ 2015
forests - forest soils - forest dynamics - soil fertility - botanical composition - species composition - plant communities - amazonia - bolivia
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People, soil and manioc interactions in the upper Amazon region [PhD thesis]
Peña Venegas, C.P. \ 2015
soil - agriculture - indigenous knowledge - soil types (anthropogenic) - indigenous people - ecosystems - cassava - manihot - diversity - human impact - amazonia
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Movements against the current : scale and social capital in peasants’ struggles for water in the Ecuadorian Highlands [PhD thesis]
Hoogesteger van Dijk, J.D. \ 2013
water resources - water rights - water - peasantry - indigenous people - social capital - communities - political movements - water use - institutions - irrigation systems - highlands - ecuador

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This thesis is about peasant and indigenous struggles for water rights in the Ecuadorian Highlands. It is based on the following main research question: How have peasant and indigenous communities developed multi-scalar political agency in water governance to gain and maintain their water access and related rights in the Ecuadorian Highlands since the 1980s? To answer this question, this thesis analyses the histories and relationships between organized water users, water reforms and non-governmental development organisations (NGOs) active in the Ecuadorian irrigation sector. Through state reforms, and processes of coproduction between NGOs and local peasant and indigenous communities, water user associations were created in many supra-community irrigation systems. Once created, these organisations formed the basis for the development of provincial and national federations and policy advocacy networks and platforms that now form the building blocks of the Ecuadorian water users movement.

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PES, peasants and power in Andean watersheds : power relations and payment for environmental services in Colombia and Ecuador [PhD thesis]
Rodríguez de Francisco, J.C. \ 2013
resource management - natural resources - watershed management - ecosystem services - indigenous people - rural communities - environmental policy - andes - colombia - ecuador - peasant farming
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Elephants of democracy : an unfolding process of resettlement in the Limpopo National Park [PhD thesis]
Milgroom, J. \ 2012
national parks - nature conservation - development projects - politics - nature conservation policy - wildlife conservation - influences - indigenous people - resettlement - south africa - zimbabwe - mozambique

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The proposed paper will focus on the process of displacement taking place in the context of the creation of the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. This park is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which also includes the Kruger National Park (South Africa) and Gonarezhou National Park (Zimbabwe). The creation of the Limpopo National Park – which involved the translocation of more than 3000 animals from Kruger park to Limpopo park, including more than a hundred elephants – is strongly associated by some local residents with political developments following the cease-fire in 1992 and the increased regional cooperation since South Africa’s transition to democracy in 1994. The paper will describe how the establishment of the larger transfrontier park resulted in pressure on the Mozambican government to favour the model of a national park over other conservation options that might have better accommodated the interests of local communities. About 26 000 people are currently living in the Limpopo National Park; about 6000 of whom are in the process of being resettled to an area southeast of the park. The Mozambican government and donors funding the creation of the park have maintained that no forced relocation will take place. However, the pressure created by restrictions on livelihood strategies resulting from park regulations, and the increased presence of wildlife has forced some communities to ‘accept’ the resettlement option. The paper will describe the negotiation process about alternative locations and compensation packages for the communities to be resettled, involving park officials, local and international NGOs, and communities. An analysis will be presented of the power struggles between those parties, but also of the internal contradictions and conflicts that each of the parties experience. Furthermore, an often neglected aspect will be explored, namely that of the possible consequences of resettlement for the hosting communities outside of the park

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Forest rights : the micro-politics of decentralisation and forest tenure reform in tribal India [PhD thesis]
Bose, P. \ 2012
forests - tenure systems - property rights - forestry law - tribes - indigenous people - participative management - decentralization - governance - india
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Behind the Scene : the enactments of human sexuality in Tehuantepec, Mexico [PhD thesis]
Rodríguez Cabrera, V. \ 2011
sociology - development - development studies - sexual behaviour - women - gender relations - practice - reproductive behaviour - mexico - central america - aggressive behaviour - indigenous people - customs
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'Acompañarnos contentos con la familia' : unidad, diferencia y conflicto entre los Nükak (Amazonia colombiana) [PhD thesis]
Franky Calvo, C.E. \ 2011
ethnography - hunters and gatherers - indigenous people - amazonia - colombia - latin america - conflict - extinction - social structure
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Mallas y flujos : acción colectiva, cambio social, quinua y desarrollo regional indígena en los Andes Bolivianos [PhD thesis]
Laguna, P. \ 2011
chenopodium quinoa - indigenous people - producer groups - anthropology - social change - modernization - economic development - social development - cooperative societies - bolivia - andes - development - south america
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Making milpa, making life in La Mera Selva: a testimony of how Tzeltal peasants perform maize cultivation practices in the Lacandon Jungle, Mexico [PhD thesis]
Camacho Villa, T.C. \ 2011
rural sociology - maize - cultivation - rituals - social customs - folk culture - mexico - rural development - development - peasantry - peasant farming - peasant workers - indigenous people - farming - central america
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Multiple territories in dispute : water policies, participation and Mapuce indigenous rights in Patagonia, Argentina [PhD thesis]
Moreyra, A. \ 2009
water policy - participation - participative management - social participation - argentina - community participation - indigenous people
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The rules of the game and the game of the rules : normalization and resistance in Andean water control [PhD thesis]
Boelens, R.A. \ 2008
irrigation water - irrigation systems - water management - communities - water use - water distribution - water policy - mountains - Peru - Ecuador - Chile - South America - water rights - andes - state

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cum laude graduation (with distinction)

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Dealing with the state, the market and NGOs : the impact of institutions on the constitution and performance of Community Forest Enterprises (CFE) in the lowlands of Bolivia [PhD thesis]
Benneker, C. \ 2008
community forestry - institutions - forest management - sustainability - bolivia - timber trade
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Baron op klompen : mr. B.W.A.E. baron Sloet tot Oldhuis (1807-1884) aan de hefboom tot welvaart [PhD thesis]
Coster, W. \ 2008
biographies - politics - economics - education - knowledge - communication - trade - agriculture - rural economy - colonialism - netherlands - history - rural development - east netherlands

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Mr. Bartholomeus Willem Anne Elise baron Sloet tot Oldhuis, kortweg Sloet, was een prominent burger in de 19e eeuw. Van oorsprong was hij Geldersman, maar het grootste gedeelte van zijn leven woonde en werkte hij in Overijssel. Hij was daar burgemeester, rechter en initiator van de ‘Overijsselse Vereeniging tot Ontwikkeling van Provinciale Welvaart' waaruit in 1846 de Landhuishoudkundige Congressen voortkwamen. In de beide decennia rondom 1848 was hij een buitengewoon actief lid van de Tweede Kamer. Hij zette zich in voor de bevordering van de landbouw, de emancipatie van het platteland, de aanleg van wegen te water en te land en de verspreiding van kennis en kunde

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Styles of making a living and ecological change on the Fon and Adja plateaux in South Bénin, ca. 1600-1990 [PhD thesis]
Wartena, D. \ 2006
rural development - rural sociology - history - environment - ethnography - soil - tillage - innovation adoption - indigenous knowledge - oil palms - Benin - ecology - change - livelihood strategies - indigenous people
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