Resource Management and Geography - Theses
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Behind the scenes of land grabbing: conflict, competition, and the gendered implications for local food production and rural livelihoods in Cameroon
Large-scale land acquisitions or land grabbing are widespread – cutting across almost all parts of the developing world – Asia, Latin America and Africa. In recent years, this phenomenon has grown at unprecedented rates ...
The geomorphic impact of large in-stream wood on incisional avulsions
Many anabranching rivers depend on the development and maintenance of avulsions. The avulsion, or formation of a new channel across the floodplain of such rivers,is integral in the construction of the floodplain stratigraphy. ...
Linking the past to the present: housing history and the sense of home in temporary public rental housing in Sarawak
The current literature on sense of home argues that security in housing tenure is necessary for people to feel ‘at home’ in their dwelling. In particular, the idea about housing security is framed using the notion of tenure ...
Producing difference: the political economy of small-scale fisheries governance on Colombia’s Pacific coast
The importance of small-scale fisheries for coastal people has been largely overlooked. Governments have often framed oceans as open access spaces prioritising processes of capital accumulation that have had major ...
Outsourcing adaptation: examining the role and influence of consultants in governing climate change adaptation
The aim of this thesis is to examine the role and influence of consultants in governing climate change adaptation. The thesis is guided by three research questions: how did consultants become involved in advising governments ...
The disposal choices for small household electrical appliances in Linfen, China
There is minimal literature on how small household electronic appliances are being disposed post-consumer use despite the risk of environmental pollution that can arise from the improper disposal of these items. Larger ...
Political trust in China: evidence from water consumption in Shanghai
This thesis aims to understand political trust in China through the lens of fresh water consumption in Shanghai. Research on political trust suffers from a case-selection bias. Most of the studies on political trust focus ...
Walk the talk: mainstreaming climate change adaptation in donor-aided projects in Cambodia
Scholars have focused on climate change vulnerability and looked in some detail at measures to reduce it or to adapt; however, the act of mainstreaming climate change adaptation (CCA) into the development investments of ...
Microfinance organisations and social vulnerability to climate change
Microfinance Organisations (MFOs) are working with more than 175 million families around the world. In theory they can be instrumental in reducing social vulnerability to climate change,yet their effect on social vulnerability ...
(Re) meanings of nature in a neoliberal globalized modern world: three cases of Colombian indigenous ethnicities (Pijao, Cofan and Muisca-Chibcha)
This thesis analyses to what extent, and how, discourses of ‘nature’ held by three Colombian ethnicities have hybridized with those of a growing national adoption of neoliberal, globalized modern foundations. ‘Neo-liberalization’, ...