SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Book Launch: Conservation and Development (Routledge)

Conservation and Development book cover
Dr Andrew Newsham (SOAS University of London), Dr Shonil Bhagwat (Open University), Dr. Esteve Corbera (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Prof. Sian Sullivan (University of Bath Spa)

Date: 9 March 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 9 March 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67

Type of Event: Book Launch

Chair: Colin Poulton, Head of the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, SOAS

Conservation and development share an intertwined history dating back to at least the 1700s. But what are the prospects for reconciling the two, and how far have we come with this project? This book explores these questions through a detailed consideration of the past, present and future of the relationship between conservation and development. Bringing to bear conceptual resources from political ecology, social-ecological systems thinking and science and technology studies, Conservation and Development sets this relationship against the background of the political and economic processes implicated in environmental degradation and poverty alike. In this launch and discussion event, building on the concluding chapter of the book, the speakers will discuss the future of conservation and development, drawing upon their own experience of this relationship and fielding questions from the audience.