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Corruption and Wildlife Management: The Logics of Collective Action in Transnationally Protected Reserves

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
6 000 000
Project period
2016 - 2019
Project owner
Department of Political Science

Short description

With the point of departure in theories about how institutions affect resource use, this project focuses on the causes and effects of corruption in wildlife management. While there is a growing consensus about the detrimental effects of corruption on wildlife management at the local and national levels, there is less knowledge about how varying national levels of corruption affect the governance of transnationally protected areas. Specifically, we focus on two protected areas in sub-Saharan Africa, managed by countries with contrasting levels of corruption. We set out to investigate how actors within these systems respond to the mixed institutional signals in such systems. Hence, the design allows for comparisons of the effects of corruption on wildlife management, but also for a theoretically driven examination of how the workings of ins


Project leader: Sverker C. Jagers

Participating researchers: Martin Sjöstedt, Aksel Sundström