Researching actor power: analyzing mechanisms of interaction in negotiations over space

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Abstract

Turning complex theories on social power into research practice is no easy task. Drawing on recent debates in geography and associated disciplines, this paper illustrates one means of operationalizing the study of power deployed by actors in a negotiating arena through the elucidation of motives, resources and tactics. The discussion is based on the methods and findings of a case study of community involvement in protected area planning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalArea
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2002

Keywords

  • Belize
  • Case study
  • Conservation
  • Negotiation
  • Planning
  • Power

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