In search of Common Ground: Political Ecology and Conservation in the Development Age

Krithika Srinivasan, Rajesh Kasturirangan

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Abstract

In this essay, we respond to Menon and Karthik’s recent comments on our earlier critical review, which appeared in this journal. We clarify some of our original arguments and also draw out practical implications of the conceptual interventions made earlier. Specifically, we draw attention to the common ground shared by political ecology and the social formation of conservation by pointing to why conservation becomes necessary in the first place. We thus urge for a refocusing of political ecological attention from limited and limiting critiques of conservation to the root cause of socio-ecological marginalization in today’s world: the pursuit of development at multiple scales.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGeoforum
Early online date5 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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