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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


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 vol and Pages TBC

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

Woodhouse, P., Veldwisch, G-J., Venot, J-P., and Brockington, D., Komakech, H. and Manjichi, A. 2016. African farmer-led irrigation development: reframing agricultural policy and investment? Journal of Peasant Studies . Link 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. 2016. Research ethics: Assuring anonymity at the individual level may not be sufficient to protect research participants from harm. Biological Conservation 196: 208-209.

Duffy, R., St John, F., Büscher, B. and Brockington, D. 2016. ‘Toward a new understanding of the links between poverty and illegal wildlife hunting.’ Conservation Biology 30 (1): 14-22.


Brockington, D. and Ponte, S. 2015. The Green Economy in the global South: experiences, redistributions and resistance. Third World Quarterly 36 (12): 2197-2206.

Duffy, R., St John, F., Büscher, B. and Brockington, D. 2015. The militarization of anti-poaching: Undermining long term goals? Environmental Conservation 42 (4): 345-348. Link  PDF

Brockington, D and Wilkie, D. 2015. Protected areas and poverty. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 370: 20140271. Link  PDF

Brockington, D. 2015. Towards an International Understanding of the Power of Celebrity Persuasions. A Review and a Research Agenda. Celebrity Studies 6 (4): 486-504. Link PDF

Brockington, D. 2015. Celebrity advocacy: international and comparative perspectives. Celebrity Studies 6 (4): 393-398. Link  PDF

Brockington, D. 2015. El poder perdurable de la Conservación Fortaleza en África. Nova Africa 32 (Enero 2015). Link PDF

Brockington, D. and Henson, S. 2015. ‘Signifying the Public: Celebrity Advocacy and post-democratic politics’ International Journal of Cultural Studies. 18(4): 431-448. Link 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.

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.Celebrity Advocacy and International Development. Routledge, London.

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.

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): 135-50PDF

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.

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.

Celebrity and the Environment. Fame, Wealth and Power in Conservation. ZedBooks, London, 2009.

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

Igoe, J., Brockington, D., Randall, S. and Scholfield, K. 2008. Lessons to be learned about migration around protected areas. Science (E-Letter, 11 December 2008), Link.

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

Brockington, D. 2004. ‘Community conservation, Inequality and Injustice. Myths of Power in Protected Area Management.’ Conservation and Society 2 (2): 411-432. Link

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.

Gillson, L., Sheridan, M. & Brockington, D. 2003‘Representing environments in flux: case studies from East Africa.’ Area 35: 371-389PDF

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. [14]

Kiwasila, H. and Brockington, D. 1996. ‘Combining Conservation with Community development around Mkomazi Game Reserve.’ Miombo Technical Supplement