New paper: Environmentality, green grabbing and neoliberal conservation: The ambiguous role of ecotourism in the Green Life privatised nature reserve, Sumatra, Indonesia

Happy to announce my latest paper in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. The process was led by Chantal Wieckardt of LANDac and co-authored by Nadya Karimasari and myself. This time it's not about (southern) Africa, but Indonesia. I expect some more work on Indonesia coming out in the next few years. Here is the abstract:…Read more New paper: Environmentality, green grabbing and neoliberal conservation: The ambiguous role of ecotourism in the Green Life privatised nature reserve, Sumatra, Indonesia

New paper: Articulations of inferiority: From pre-colonial to post-colonial paternalism in tourism and development among the indigenous Bushmen of Southern Africa

In this paper I provide a historical overview of the various relations of paternalism in which the different Bushmen groups of Southern Africa have been involved in, as a (part) explanation of their contemporary and perpetuating 'inferior' positions in development, tourism and beyond. The abstract: In southern Africa, the indigenous Bushmen (San) have for long…Read more New paper: Articulations of inferiority: From pre-colonial to post-colonial paternalism in tourism and development among the indigenous Bushmen of Southern Africa

New paper: ‘Close the tap!’: COVID-19 and the need for convivial conservation

A short new paper can be found under Publications, in which the relation between conservation and COVID-19 is addressed and ways forward presented to alter nature conservation financing schemes. The article can also be found open access here: https://www.ppesydney.net/issue-85-winter-2020/ Thanks to my colleagues Kate Massarella and Bram Büscher for co-authoring this piece and especially Rob…Read more New paper: ‘Close the tap!’: COVID-19 and the need for convivial conservation

New paper: Science for success—A conflict of interest? Researcher position and reflexivity in socio-ecological research for CBNRM in Namibia.

This paper is a collaborative effort with Paul Hebinck and Sian Sullivan. It addresses epistemological and (cross-disciplinary) methodological issues, particularly positionality and self-reflexivity on one's position as a researcher. Especially when one works as a professional, this is important, as our case material from Namibia shows. You can read the paper here, and last year…Read more New paper: Science for success—A conflict of interest? Researcher position and reflexivity in socio-ecological research for CBNRM in Namibia.

New ‘blog post’: A manifesto by Dutch academics about important post-Corona politics in the Netherlands

First of all, my apologies to the non-Dutch speaking followers of my website; somewhat exceptionally I publish a manifesto in Dutch, signed by 170 academics working in the Netherlands, which was published in the newspaper Trouw on 11 April 2020. I hope an English version will be published somewhere soon, which I will then also…Read more New ‘blog post’: A manifesto by Dutch academics about important post-Corona politics in the Netherlands