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Eroding the Commons: The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya 1890s-1963 (Eastern African Studies) ePub download

by David M. Anderson

  • Author: David M. Anderson
  • ISBN: 0852554680
  • ISBN13: 978-0852554685
  • ePub: 1956 kb | FB2: 1821 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: James Currey (October 17, 2002)
  • Pages: 352
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Eroding the Commons: The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya 1890s-1963 (Eastern African Studies) ePub download

Africa Today 5. (2004) 114-116 David Anderson's Eroding the Commons: The Politics of Ecology .

Africa Today 5. (2004) 114-116 David Anderson's Eroding the Commons: The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya 1890-1963 is a long-awaited study of the changes under colonial rule of the communities and landscapes of the region around Lake Baringo in western Kenya. The book studies more than seventy years of the colonial history of the Tugen (a community considered part of the Kalenjin group) and II Chamus (a Maa-speaking community) in the hills and lowlands around the Lake Baringo. Anderson structures his book chronologically, with two additional chapters on special cases within the broader region.

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Commons : The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya, 1890s-1963. by David M. Anderson.

Eroding the Commons : The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya, 1890s-1963. Colonial Baringo was in many respects an unexceptional place, a backwater in the semi-arid Rift Valley of Kenya, lacking in cash crops and distant from larger markets. But in the middle years of colonial rule Baringo's anonymity gave way to notoriety. Prolonged drought and localized famine in the district from the mid-1920s led to claims that Baringo was a land of dramatic decay, brought on by overcrowding and livestock mismanagement.

Series in Ecology and History, xvi + 336 pp. Notes.

By: David M Anderson. 336 pages, no illustrations. Examines Baringo's efforts to contend with the problems of erosion and describes how they became a point of reference for similar programs in British Africa. By: David M Anderson. Publisher: Ohio State University Press. Bestsellers in Environmental History.

Eroding the Commons book. The politics of African nationalism was fuelled by opposition to colonial development policies, and in Baringo the politics of the nationalist era was the politics of ecology. The longevity of colonial interventions in Baringo provides an excellent focus for the study of the broader evolution of colonial ideologies and practices of development. These ideologies and practices are fundamental to an understanding of the history of development in all parts of Africa. North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP.

This book covers attempts to develop parts of semi-arid areas of Kenya's Baringo District between 1890 and 1963. Based on archival records and discussion with some of the people involved, it is well sourced and annotated. Detail is its strength although more references should have been cited on the rising concerns about land degradation and related poverty driving the desire to change

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The Eroding Commons: The Politics of Ecology in Baringo, Kenya, 1890-1963. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003.

JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Ecology, Vo. N., November 26, 2013. ABSTRACT: Agriculture is an important source of economic survival of rural populations, and with great power for poverty reduction in the economy

JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Ecology, Vo. ABSTRACT: Agriculture is an important source of economic survival of rural populations, and with great power for poverty reduction in the economy. For this reason farming systems that are most efficient have to be sought. This paper explores crop-based and pastoralism farming systems under conflicting land use relations. Incidences of violent conflicts are highlighted, which usually assume a depoliticised expression as inter-group conflicts.

Colonial Baringo was in many respects an unexceptional place, a backwater in the semi-arid Rift Valley of Kenya, lacking in cash crops and distant from larger markets. But in the middle years of colonial rule Baringo's anonymity gave way to notoriety. Prolonged drought and localized famine in the district from the mid-1920s led to claims that Baringo was a land of dramatic decay, brought on by overcrowding and livestock mismanagement. In response to the alarm over erosion, the state embarked upon a programme for rehabilitation, conservation and development. Baringo's experience became a point of reference for similar programmes elsewhere in British Africa, especially in the 1950s when state-led rural development encompassed not just economic growth but an accelerated transformation of African society. The politics of African nationalism was fuelled by opposition to colonial development policies, and in Baringo the politics of the nationalist era was the politics of ecology. The longevity of colonial interventions in Baringo provides an excellent focus for the study of the broader evolution of colonial ideologies and practices of development. These ideologies and practices are fundamental to an understanding of the history of development in all parts of Africa. North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP
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