Austere Conservation: Understanding Conflicts over Resource Governance in Tanzanian Wildlife Management Areas.
The authors empirically examine the spaces for local people’s participation in decision-making over rules of management created by Wildlife Management Area (WMA) policies in Tanzania. In other words, the authors ask in what sense are WMAs community-based? The paper studies conflicts over the regime of rules and over access to land and resources. The findings suggest that WMAs foster only limited ownership, participation and collective action at the community level.