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Nomadic Peoples
Volume 8Number 2December 2004
Pages: 36 - 53


Published in print: December 2004
Published online: 1 September 2023



Arun Agrawal
Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on the politics of development, institutional change, and environmental conservation. He has authored several books and many articles on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. He is completing a book, tentatively titled Environmental Politics and Institutional Choices in the Developing World, 1980-2005.
Vasant K. Saberwal
Program Officer, Environment and Development, The Ford Foundation, New Delhi. His work has focused primarily on the politics of conservation in a wide variety of sectoral contexts. Over the past decade he has been part academic and part documentary film-maker. His films include a co-directed five-part documentation of the political economy of water in India. His publications include Patoral Politics: Shepherds, Bureaucrats and Conservation in the Western Himalaya (1999, OUP) and an edited volume with Mahesh Rangarajan, Battles Over Nature: The Science and Politics of Wildlife Conservation (Permanent Black, 2003).

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