Murphree’s Laws on Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa
Edited by B.B. Mukamuri, J.M. Manjengwa, and S. Anstey
Weaver Press/IDRC 2009
Dr Marshall Murphree is a prominent scholar in the fields of common property theory, rural development, and natural resource management. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a doctorate in social anthropology, he returned home to Zimbabwe to work as a missionary before joining the University of Zimbabwe, where he became director, and subsequently Professor Emeritus, of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences.
Beyond Proprietorship presents a range of contributions to the May 2007 conference held to honour Murphree’s work, and it conveys his central concerns of equality and fairness. The focus is on marginalized people living in poor and remote regions of Zimbabwe, but also includes important discussions about the policy implications of regional tenure regimes, and the place of local resource management in global conservation politics.
The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the recent history and experience of remote area development, semi-arid agriculture, conservation, and wildlife utilization in southern Africa.
1. Introduction and synopsis Billy Mukamuri, Jeanette Manjengwa & Simon Anstey 2009
2. Murphree’s laws, principles, rules, and definitions B.M. Rowan 2009
3. Rethinking the building blocks: A critique of demand-driven decentralisation in Chizvirizvi Resettlement Area, Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe C. Chirozva 2009
4. Beacon and barometer: CBNRM and evolutions in local democracy in Southern Africa Simon Anstey & Liz Rihoy 2009
5. Global-local linkages: The meanings of CBNRM in global conservation politics Rosaleen Duffy 2009
6. Rural institutions: Challenges and prospects for the active participation in natural resource governance in Zimbabwe Billy Mukamuri 2009
7. More than socially embedded: The distinctive character of “communal tenure” regimes in South Africa and its implications for policy Ben Cousins 2009
8. Conflicts and commercialization pressures over forest resources in the post-fast track land reform context in Zimbabwe: A case of Seke Communal Lands Shylock Muyengwa 2009
9. Gender Issues Surrounding Water Development & Management in Chishawasha Settlement Area Chipo Plaxedes Mubaya 2009
10. Participatory development of community-based management plans for livestock feed resources in semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe: Experiences from Lower Guruve District Bright Garikayi Mombeshora, Frank Chinembiri & Tim Lynam 2009
11. Local Environmental Action Planning: Making it Work Jeanette Manjengwa 2009
12. Trying to Make Sense of it All: Dealing with the Complexities of Community Based Natural Resource Management Michael A. Jones 2009
13. Taking Murphree’s Principles into the Future: The Research & Development Issues for CBNRM Initiatives in Southern Africa Billy Mukamuri, Jeanette Manjengwa & Simon Anstey 2009
Notes on Contributors 2009