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Landscapes of Hoping
Urban Expansion and Emerging Futures in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Hope is much discussed as a future-oriented affect emerging from uncertain living conditions. While this conceptualisation illuminates the role that hope plays in shaping life trajectories, hope itself remains largely ...
2016Teil eines Buches
Conceptualizing Distal Drivers in Land Use Competition
This introductory chapter explores the notion of ‘distal drivers’ in land use competition. Research has moved beyond proximate causes of land cover and land use change to focus on the underlying drivers of these dynamics. ...
2016Teil eines Buches
Land Use Competition
Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives
This chapter introduces competition as a heuristic concept to analyse how specific land use practices establish themselves against possible alternatives. We briefly outline the global importance of land use practices as ...
How to Bloom the Green Desert: Eucalyptus Plantations and Native Forests in Uruguay beyond Black and White Perspectives
The ongoing debate on the boon or bane of monocultural timber plantations demonstrates the need to develop alternative approaches that achieve forest productivity while conserving biodiversity. We assessed the diversity ...
Peri-urban transformation and shared natural resources
The case of shea trees depletion and livelihood in Wa municipality, Northwestern Ghana
This article explores the implication of urban expansion on shared natural resources and livelihoods in peri-urban areas of Wa municipality of Northwestern Ghana using mainly qualitative research methods. The study shows ...
A Dynamic Programming Approach for Pricing Weather Derivatives under Issuer Default Risk
Weather derivatives are contingent claims with payoff based on a pre-specified weather index. Firms exposed to weather risk can transfer it to financial markets via weather derivatives. We develop a utility-based model for ...
Shades of Conflict in Kyrgyzstan
National Actor Perceptions and Behaviour in Mining
Confronted with advancing resource frontiers, local communities increasingly rely on conflict to re-establish order in the face of problematic interdependences brought about by mining transactions. This article captures ...
The Chilean energy "transition"
Between successful policy and the assimilation of a post-political energy condition
The Chilean energy transition has been internationally recognized as a case of successful public policy in the promotion of renewable energies, even being defined as an “energy revolution”. However, a preliminary analysis ...
Making land-use change and markets: the global-local entanglement of producing rice in Bagré, Burkina Faso
Since the 1970s the government of Burkina Faso together with international donor organizations has pushed for increasing national rice production to cope with the country’s food import dependency. This paper traces this ...