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240519 SE The Economy of Conservation: Theoretical Approaches to Ecotourism and Neoliberalism (P4) (2016W)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 40 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 12.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Dienstag 25.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 15.12. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Freitag 16.12. 09:45 - 14:45 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar has a twofold agenda: it seeks to analyze the literature on Nature Conservation within a neoliberal economic context and test it against empirical resources. It is therefore open to all participants interested in the (political) economy of nature conservation. Yet the second focus is to create an opportunity to screen empirical data gathered in the filed practice on iSimangaliso in South Africa (May/June 2016) and therefore to create a space for feedback for the paper production on this empirical sources. Those participants who did not take part in the field practice are expected to take a more general theoretical outlook and test it against the personal experiences of those who participated. iSimangaliso became South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1999. It seeks to protect a tremendously rich biodiversity and at the same time assist the local communities with various programs to give them access to potential revenues of the natural resources, including eco-tourism. It is therefore an exciting example of integrated rural development and nature conservation under the overall paradigm of social transformation.
The key aim is basically coherent with the focus of the field practice; i.e. Creating awareness on the overall topics of CBNRM, integrative approaches of nature conservation and economic development.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written paper either on general theoretical approaches or on the basis of collected ethnographic data (Interviews and other sources); length: 15 pages including literature

Seminar language: English (with the possibility of submitting a paper in German)

permitted materials: all relevant literature

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

15 pages paper (in the format of an academic article) (80 %), active involvement in discussions (20 %)


Social Transformation, Nature conservation, CBNRM, integrated rural development and nature conservation, transfrontier resource zones, governance of tourism, wildlife management, social transformation schemes, Black Economic Empowerment


Will be announced in first Seminar

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40