Introduction: Rethinking environment and development in Africa and Asia

John Kirkby, Phil O'Keefe, Chris Howorth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


This paper introduces a series of African and Asian case studies on environment and development. It explores the tension between optimistic and pessimistic interpretations of environmental maintenance and transformation. It critically examines political ecology and eco-populism before analysing underlying models of governance, social justice and human rights. Key concepts in understanding the relationship between environment and development are discussed, including security, sustainable livelihoods, coping and entitlements. The paper ends with a discussion of marginality and vulnerability with particular attention to urban and informal sector environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-203
JournalLand Degradation and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2001


Dive into the research topics of 'Introduction: Rethinking environment and development in Africa and Asia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this