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Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa Clark C. Gibson

Politicians and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Africa

Clark C. Gibson

Published June 13th 1999
ISBN : 9780521623858
Hardcover
262 pages
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This book explores the politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa, specifically Zambia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. The book addresses a general question: Why dont wildlife policies seem to be working? Rather than use standard explanations such asMoreThis book explores the politics of wildlife conservation policy in Africa, specifically Zambia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. The book addresses a general question: Why dont wildlife policies seem to be working? Rather than use standard explanations such as bureaucratic inefficiency or corrupt dictators, the book demonstrates how politicians at all levels use wildlife policy for their own political ends, which may or may not include conservation. The book uses electoral and archival data, as well as interviews with individuals ranging from presidents to poachers to address this issue.