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2. Publications by Year
Brockington, D. 2019. Persistent Peasant Poverty and Assets. Exploring dynamics of new forms of wealth and poverty in Tanzania 1999-2018. Journal of Peasant Studies. doi: 10.1080/ 03066150.2019.1658081 PDF
Howland, O., Brockington, D. and Noe, C. 2019. The Multiple Meanings of Prosperity and Poverty. A cross-site comparison from Tanzania. Journal of Peasant Studies. doi: 10.1080/ 03066150.2019.1658080 PDF
Brockington, D., Coast, E., Howland, O., Mdee, A. and Randall, S. 2019. Assets and Domestic Units: Methodological Challenges for Longitudinal Studies of Poverty Dynamics. Journal of Peasant Studies. doi: 10.1080/03066150.2019.1658079 PDF
Richey, L.A and Brockington, D. 2019. Celebrity Humanitarianism: Using Tropes of Engagement to Understand North/ South Relations. Perspectives on Politics doi:10.1017/S1537592719002627 PDF
Snyder, K.A., Sulle, E., Massay, D.A., Petro, A., Qamara, P and Brockington, D. 2019 “Modern” farming and the transformation of livelihoods in rural Tanzania. Agriculture and Human Values. doi: 10.1007/s10460-019-09967-6 PDF
Pritchard, R. and Brockington, D. 2019. Forests: regrow with locals’ participation. Nature 569: 630. Nature correspondence has a restricted number of signatories. This derived from a process involving 14 co-authors: Adams, B., Agarwal, B., Agrawal, A., Corbera, E., Duffy, R.V., Oldekop, J., Symons, K., Asiyanbi, A., Collins, Y.A., Krauss, J., Bukhi, M.M., Fletcher, R., Buscher, B. Chhatre, A. PDF
Oommen, M.A., Cooney, R., Ramesh, M., Archer, M., Brockington, D., Büscher, B., Fletcher, R., Natusch, D.J.D., Vanak, A.T., Webb, G. and Shanker, K. 2019. The Fatal Flaws of Compassionate Conservation. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13329 PDF
Zafra-Calvo, N., Garmendia, E., Pascual, U., Palomo, I., Gross-Camp, N., Brockington, D., Cortes-Vazquez, J-A., Coolsaet, B. and Burgess, N. 2019. Progress toward Equitably Managed Protected Areas in Aichi Target 11: A Global Survey. Bioscience 69 (3): 191-197. PDF
Banks, N., Brockington, D. Maitrot, M. and Hulme, D. 2019. Interrogating Microfinance Performance beyond Products, Clients and the Environment. Insights from the work of BRAC in Tanzania. European Journal of Development Research 31(3): 339-363 PDF
Veldwisch, G.J., Venot, J-P., Woodhouse, P., Komakech, H. and Brockington, D. 2019. Re-introducing politics in African farmer-led irrigation development: Introduction to a Special Issue. Water Alternatives 12(1): 1-12 PDF
Brockington, D., Adams, W.M., Agarwal, B., Agrawal, A., Büscher, B., Chhatre, A., Duffy, R., Fletcher, R., and Oldekop, J.O. 2018. Working Governance for Working Lands. Science 362 (6420): 1257 PDF
Howe, C., Corbera, E., Brockington, D. and Adams, W.M. 2018. Distinct positions underpin ecosystem services for poverty alleviation. Oryx Vol and Page numbers TBC. doi:10.1017/S0030605318000261 PDF
Östberg, W., Howland, O., Mduma, J. and Brockington, D. 2018. Tracing Improving Livelihoods in Rural Africa Using Local Measures of Wealth: A Case Study from Central Tanzania, 1991–2016. Land 7 (44): 1-26 PDF
Brockington, D., O. Howland, V.-M. Loiske, M. Mnzava and C. Noe Economic Growth, Rural Assets and Prosperity. Exploring the implications of a twenty year record of asset growth in Tanzania. Journal of Modern African Studies 56 (2): 217-243 PDF
Thabit, J. and Brockington, D. 2018. Learning from the other: Benefit sharing lessons for REDD+ implementation based on CBFM experience in Northern Tanzania. Land Use Policy PDF
Brockington, D. 2017. ‘Environment and celebrity’ and ‘Conservation and Capitalism’. Chapters in The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Edited by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard A. Marston. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Peter Horton, P., Banwart, S.A., Brockington, D., Brown, G.W., Bruce, R., Cameron, D., Holdsworth, M., Koh, L. S. C., Ton, J. and Peter Jackson. 2017. An agenda for integrated system-wide interdisciplinary agri-food research. Food Security 9:195–210 PDF
Zafra-Calvo, N., Pascual, U., Brockington, D., Coolsaet, B., Cortes-Vazquez, J.A., Gross-Camp, N., Palomo, I. and Burgess, N.D. 2017 Towards an indicator system to assess equitable management in protected areas. Biological Conservation 211: 134–141 PDF
Woodhouse, P., Veldwisch, G-J., Venot, J-P., Brockington, D., Komakech, H. and Manjichi, A. 2017. African farmer-led irrigation development: reframing agricultural policy and investment? Journal of Peasant Studies 44 (1): 213-133. PDF
Büscher, B., Fletcher, R., Brockington, D., Sandbrook, C.S., Adams, W.M., Campbell, L., Corson, C., Dressler, W., Duffy, R., Gray, N., Holmes, G., Kelly, A., Lunstrum, E., Ramutsindela, M. and Shanker, K. 2016. Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications. Oryx 51 (3): 407-410 PDF
Larsen, P.B. & Brockington D. (eds) 2017. The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs. Palgrave, London. PDF
Brockington, D. 2016. ‘Epilogue: the politics of celebrity humanitarianism.’ Chapter in Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations. Ed by Richey, L.-A. Routledge, Abingdon. Word
Goodman, M.K., Littler, J., Brockington, D., and Boykoff, M. 2016. Spectacular environmentalisms: media, knowledge and the framing of ecological politics. Environmental Communication 10 (6):677-688 PDF
St John, F., Brockington D., Bunnefeld N., Duffy R., Homewood K., Jones J.P.G., Keane A.M., Milner-Gulland E.J., Nuno A., and Razafimanahaka J.H. Research ethics: Assuring anonymity at the individual level may not be sufficient to protect research participants from harm. Biological Conservation 196: 208-209. PDF
Duffy, R., St John, F., Büscher, B. and Brockington, D. 2015. ‘Toward a new understanding of the links between poverty and illegal wildlife hunting.’ Conservation Biology 30 (1): 14-22. PDF
Brockington, D. and Ponte, S. 2015. The Green Economy in the global South: experiences, redistributions and resistance. Third World Quarterly 36 (12): 2197-2206. PDF
Castree, N., Adams, W.M., Barry, J., Brockington, D., Büscher, B., Corbera, E., Demeritt, D., Duffy, R., Neves, K., Newell, P., Pellizzoni, L., Rigby, K., Robbins, P., Robin, L., Rose, D.B., Ross, A., Schlosberg, D., Sörlin, S., West, P., Whitehead, M. and Wynne, B. 2014. ‘Changing the Intellectual Climate.’ Nature Climate Change 4 (9): 763-8. PDF
Brockington, D. and Banks, N. 2014. Exploring the Success of BRAC Tanzania’s Microfinance Programme. Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper 202. Link
Brockington, D. 2014. ‘The Production and Performance of Authenticity: the work of celebrity in international development.’ Third World Quarterly 35(1): 88-108 PDF
Brockington, D. 2014. ‘Celebrity Spectacle, Post-Democratic Politics and Nature Incorporated.’ Chapter in Nature Inc: New Frontiers of Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age. University of Arizona Press, Tuscon. Link PDF
Brockington, D. 2013. ‘Foreword.’ Invited contribution in Huggan, G. Nature’s Saviours Earthscan-Wiley. Link
Brockington, D. 2013. ‘Celebrity, Environmentalism and Conservation.’ In E.A. Lester and B. Hutchins, (eds) Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang, New York. Link
Holmes, G., Scholfield, K. and Brockington, D. 2012. ‘A Comparison of Global Conservation Prioritization Models with Spatial Spending Patterns of Conservation Nongovernmental Organizations’ Conservation Biology 26 (4): 602-609. PDF
Buscher, B., Brockington, D., Igoe, J., Neves, K. and Sullivan, S. 2012. Towards a consolidated critique of Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 23 (2): 4-30. PDF
Brockington, D. 2012. ‘Celebrities Interventions’. Contribution to Forum / Debate ‘Brand Africa: Multiple Transitions in Global Capitalism’ Ponte, S. and Richey, L. Review of African Political Economy 39 (131): 135-50. PDF
Homewood, K., Chenevix Trench, P. and Brockington, D. 2012. ‘Pastoral livelihoods and wildlife revenues’ Pastoralism Journal 2: 19 PDF
Brockington, D. 2012. ‘A Radically Conservative Vision? The Challenge of UNEP’s Towards a Green Economy.’ Development and Change 43 (1): 409-422. PDF
Holmes, G., Ferguson, B. and Brockington, D. 2012. ‘Protected areas – what people say about well being.’ Chapter in D. Roe, J.Elliot and Matt Walpole (ed) Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction. Wiley Earthscan, Oxford
Homewood, K., Chenevix Trench, P. and Brockington, D. 2012. ‘Pastoralism and conservation – who benefits?’ Chapter in D. Roe, J.Elliot and Matt Walpole (ed) Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction. Wiley Earthscan, Oxford
Brockington, D. 2011. ‘Ecosystem Services and Fictitious Commodities.’
Environmental Conservation 38 (4): 367-9. PDF
Brockington, D and Duffy, R. (eds) 2011. Conservation and Capitalism. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. Link
Brockington, D. 2011. Celebrity, Charisma and the Environmental Movement. Current Conservation 5 (4): 20-21.
Brockington, D. 2011. A Brief Guide to (Conservation) NGOs. Current Conservation 5 (1): 30-31.
Brockington, D. 2011. ‘Doing it for charity. How can charities get more from their relationships with celebrities?’ Chapter in Britain in 2012 (Annual ESRC Publication).
Brockington, D. 2011 Untitled Section in ‘Views from the Industry’ in Wildlife Film-making. Looking to the Future. Edited by Piers Warren. Wildeye, UK.
Brockington, D. 2011. ‘Charities need to rethink celebrity’ Third Sector 8/11/11. http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/news/1102612/?DCMP=ILC-SEARCH
Dressler, W., Büscher, B., Schoon, M., Brockington, D., Hayes, T., Kull, C., Mccarthy, J., and Streshta, K. 2010. From Hope to Crisis and Back Again? A Critical History of the Global CBNRM Narrative. Environmental Conservation 37 (1): 5-15. PDF
Oldekop, J.A., Bebbington, A.J., Brockington, D., and Preziosi, R.F. 2010. ‘Understanding the Lessons and Limitations of Conservation and Development.’ Conservation Biology 24 (2): 461-9. PDF
Brockington, D and Duffy, R. 2010. ‘Conservation and Capitalism: an Introduction.’ Antipode 42 (3): 469-484. PDF
Brockington, D. and Scholfield, K. 2010. ‘Conservation NGOs and the Conservationist Mode of Production in sub-Saharan Africa.’ Antipode 42 (3): 551-575. PDF
Igoe, J., Neves-Graca, K. and Brockington, D. 2010. ‘A Spectacular Eco-Tour Around the Historic Bloc: Theorizing the Convergence of Biodiversity Conservation and Capitalist Expansion. Antipode 42 (3): 486-512. PDF
Lele, S., Wilshusen, P., Brockington, D., Seidler, R. and Bawa, K. 2010. ‘Beyond exclusion: alternative approaches to biodiversity conservation in the developing tropics.’ Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 1-7. PDF
Brockington, D. and Scholfield, K. 2010. ‘Expenditure by Conservation Non-Governmental Organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ Conservation Letters 3(2): 106-113. PDF
Brockington, D. and Scholfield, K. 2010. ‘The work of conservation organisations in sub-Saharan Africa.’ Journal of Modern African Studies 48 (1): 1-33. PDF
Homewood, K., Brockington, D. and Sullivan, S. 2010. ‘Alternative view of Serengeti Road.’ Nature 467: 788-9.
Sachedina, H., Igoe, J. and Brockington, D. 2010. ‘The Spectacular Growth of the African Wildlife Foundation and the Paradoxes of Neoliberal Conservation. Current Conservation 3(3): 24-27. Link to 1.4 MB download
Igoe, J. Sullivan, S. and Brockington, D. 2010. ‘Problematising Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation” Displaced and Disobedient Knowledge.’ Current Conservation3 (3): 4-7 Link to 1.4 MB download
Brockington, D. 2010. ‘The Horny Celebrity Dilemma.’ The Horn, Autumn 2010. Page 21 of this link.
Brockington, D., Sachedina, H., and Scholfield, K. 2009. Conservation as a Driving Force in Land Use Change in Tanzania. International Journal of African Historical Studies 41(3): 1-24. PDF
Brockington, D. and Scholfield, K. 2009. Celebrity Conservation. In Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation, and Power in Colonial and Post-Colonial Cultures edited by Robert Clarke. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Brockington, D. 2009. ‘Getting Development into the News. The Role of Celebrity in Development’ Development@Manchester Issue 3.
Brockington, D., Duffy, R. and Igoe, J. 2008. Nature Unbound. Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas. Earthscan, London
Brockington, D. 2008. ‘Corruption, Taxation, Democracy and Natural Resource Management in Tanzania.’ Journal of Development Studies 44 (1): 103-126. PDF
Upton, C., Ladle, R., Hulme, D., Jiang, T., Brockington, D. and Adams, W.M. 2008. ‘Protected Areas, Poverty & Biodiversity: A National Scale Analysis.’ Oryx 42 (1): 19-25. PDF
Brockington D. 2008. ‘Powerful Environmentalisms. Conservation, Celebrity and Capitalism.’ Media, Culture and Society 30 (4): 551-568. PDF
Brockington D. 2008. Celebrity Conservation. Interpreting the Irwins. Media International Australia. 127: 96-108. PDF (3.3 MB)
Brockington, D. and Igoe, J. 2008. ‘Eviction for Conservation. A Global Overview.’Current Conservation 2 (3): 7-8.
Scholfield, K. and Brockington, D. 2008. Non-Governmental Organisations and African Wildlife Conservation: A Preliminary Analysis. The University of Manchester. Also printed as a paper for the Brooks World Poverty Institute. The report is available here in both a high and low memory format.
Igoe, J. and Brockington, D. 2007. ‘Neoliberal conservation. A brief introduction.’Conservation and Society 5 (4): 432-449. Link
Schmidt-Soltau, K., and Brockington, D. 2007 ‘Protected Areas and Resettlement: what scope for voluntary relocation?’ World Development 35 (12): 2182-2202. PDF
Brockington, D. 2007. ‘Devolution, Community Conservation and Forests. On local government performance and Village Forest Reserves in Tanzania.’ Society and Natural Resources 20: 835-48. PDF
Winer, N., Turton, D. and Brockington, D. 2007. ‘Conservation, Protected Areas and Humanitarian Practice.’ Policy Matters 15: 232-40. Link
Brockington, D. 2007. ‘Community Conservation.’ Current Conservation 1 (1): 7.
Brockington, D. and Igoe, J. 2006. ‘Eviction for Conservation. A Global Overview.’Conservation and Society 4 (3): 424-70. Reprinted: (in Portugeuse), in A ecologia politica das grandes ONGs transnacionais conservacionistas. Organizador Antonio Carlos Diegues. NUPAUB-USB, Sao Paulo, and in Development Induced Displacement: Contexts and Consequences, IFCAI, Calcutta. Link
West, P., Igoe, J. and Brockington, D. 2006. ‘Parks and Peoples: The Social Impact of Protected Areas.’ Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 251-77. PDF
West, P. and Brockington, D. 2006. ‘An Anthropological Perspective on Some Unexpected Consequences of Protected Areas.’ Conservation Biology 20 (3): 609-616. PDF
Brockington, D. 2006. ‘The politics and ethnography of environmentalisms in Tanzania.’African Affairs 105 (418): 97-116. PDF
Brockington, D., Igoe, J. and K. Schmidt-Soltau, K. 2006. Conservation, Human Rights, and Poverty Reduction. Conservation Biology 20 (1): 250-2. PDF
Brockington, D. 2006. Entries on ‘Maasai’, ‘Samburu’, ‘Agriculture – Intensive’, ‘Agriculture – Slash and Burn’, ‘Ik’ and ‘Nomads’, in H. James Birx (ed) Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Sage, London.
Borrini-Feyerabend, G. and Brockington, D. (with Diaw, C., Farvar, T., Rahmanian, M., Rahimzadeh, A., Shamimi, L., Roe, D., Scherl, L. and Williams, A.A.) 2006. ‘Poverty and wealth, security and respect, policies and rights – seeking the conditions for synergy between livelihoods and conservation.’ Policy Matters 14: 5-8.
Bhomia, R.K. and Brockington, D. 2006. ‘Conservation: pride or prejudice? An analysis of the Protected Areas of India.’ Policy Matters 14: 142-154. Link
Brockington, D. 2005. ‘The costs of conservation: monitoring economic change as a consequence of conservation policy at Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania.’ In K. Homewood (ed) Rural resources and local livelihoods in Africa. James Currey, Oxford. PDF
Brockington, D., Millea, N., Mortimore, M., Pinfold, J. and Popham, M. 2005. The Commonwealth and African Aerial Photograph Archive. Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Adams, W.M., Aveling, R., Brockington, D., Dickson,B., Elliott, J., Hutton, J., Roe, R., Vira, B., and Wolmer, W. 2004. ‘Conservation and Poverty: A Framework for Analysis’Science 306: 1146-9. PDF
Brockington, D. and Schmidt-Soltau, K. 2004. ‘The social and environmental impacts of wilderness and development.’ Oryx 38: 1-3. PDF
Sullivan, S. and Brockington, D. 2004 Qualitative methods in globalisation studies: or, saying something about the world without counting or inventing it, CSGR Working Paperno. 139/04
Adams, W.A., Brockington, D. Dyson, J. and Vira, B. 2003 ‘Managing tragedies. Understanding Conflict over Common Pool Resources.’ Science 302: 1915-6. Reprinted in pages 149-153 of D.Kennedy (ed) Science Magazine’s State of the Planet 2006-7. Island Press, Washington. PDF
Brockington, D. 2003. ‘Myths of Sceptical Environmentalism.’ Environmental Science and Policy 6: 543-546. PDF
Gillson, L., Sheridan, M. & Brockington, D. 2003. ‘Representing environments in flux: case studies from East Africa.’ Area 35: 371-389. PDF
Brockington, D. and Sullivan, S. 2003. ‘Meaning and fieldwork – lessons from qualitative research methodologies.’ In R. Schevyns (ed) Field work and Development Studies. A Rough Guide. Sage, London.
Brockington, D. 2003. ‘Injustice and conservation – Is “local support” necessary for sustainable protected areas?’ Policy Matters 12: 22-30. Link
Brockington, D. 2002. Fortress Conservation. The preservation of the Mkomazi Game Reserve. James Currey, African Issues series, Oxford.
Adams, W.A., Brockington, D. Dyson, J. and Vira, B. 2002. ‘Analytical framework for dialogue on CPR management.’ Report to the Department for International Development, UK.
Adams, W.A., Brockington, D. Dyson, J. and Vira, B. 2002. ‘Common Choices: Policy Options for Common Pool Resources’. Report to the Department for International Development, UK.
Brockington, D. 2001. ‘Women’s Income and Livelihood Strategies of Dispossessed Pastoralists.’ Human Ecology 29: 307-338. PDF
Brockington, D. and Homewood, K. 2001. ‘Degradation debates and data deficiencies. The case of the Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania.’ Africa 71: 449-480. PDF
Brockington, D. 2001. ‘Communal Property and Degradation Narratives. Debating the Sukuma immigration into Rukwa Region, Tanzania.’ Cahiers d’Afrique.20: 1-22.
Brockington, D. 2000. ‘Pastoralism on the margins. The decline and dispersal of herding on the Umba Nyika from 1800 to 1919.’ Azania 35: 1-19. PDF
Brockington, D. 2000. ‘Some consequences of the pastoral migration to Southern Tanzania. A research report from Rukwa region.’ Tanzanian Society of Animal Production.
Homewood, K. and Brockington, D. 1999. ‘Biodiversity, conservation and development in Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania.’ Global Ecology and Biogeography 8: 301-313. PDF
Brockington, D. 1999. ‘Conservation, Displacement and Livelihoods. The consequences of the eviction for pastoralists moved from the Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania.’ Nomadic Peoples 3: 74-96. PDF
Igoe, J. and Brockington, D. 1999. Pastoral Land Tenure and Community Conservation: a case study from North-East Tanzania. Pastoral Land Tenure Series No 11. IIED, London. Link
Rogers, P.J., Brockington, D., Kiwasila, H. and Homewood, K. 1999. ‘Environmental Awareness and Conflict Genesis: People versus Parks in Mkomazi Game Reserve.’ In T. Granfelt (ed) Managing the Globalised Environment. Intermediate Technology Publications, London. PDF
Brockington, D. and Homewood, K. 1999. ‘Pastoralism around Mkomazi Game Reserve: the interaction of Conservation and Development.’ In M. Coe, N. McWilliam, G. Stone and M. Packer (eds) Mkomazi: the ecology, biodiversity and conservation of a Tanzanian savanna. Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), London.
Brockington, D. 1998. ‘Land Loss and Livelihoods.’ Unpublished PhD Thesis, UCL.
Homewood, K., Kiwasila, H. and Brockington, D. 1997. ‘Conservation with Development?’ The case of Mkomazi’. Report to the Department for International Development, UK.
Brockington, D. and Homewood, K. 1996. ‘Wildlife, Pastoralists and Science. Debates concerning Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania.’ In M. Leach and R. Mearns (eds) The Lie of the Land. Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment. International African Institute, James Currey, Oxford. 
Kiwasila, H. and Brockington, D. 1996. ‘Combining Conservation with Community development around Mkomazi Game Reserve.’ Miombo Technical Supplement