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Nordvander, Petter, 2014. Economic development versus biodiversity conservation : an argumentation analysis of the natural resource management of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Lake Naivasha, Kenya faces degradation despite the implementation of a co-management plan. There are competing demands on the lake’s natural resources from different key actors. An argumentation analysis was conducted upon texts on the key actors’ official websites regarding the natural resource management of Lake Naivasha. The main identified ‘argumentation thesis’ was that the lake needs to be exploited for economic development, while the major contra argument was that the lake’s biodiversity needs to be preserved. Pro arguments and contra arguments were often emphasized with pictures on the websites. More research is needed to achieve understanding of how integrated management which involves competing actors could be successful.

Main title:Economic development versus biodiversity conservation
Subtitle:an argumentation analysis of the natural resource management of Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Authors:Nordvander, Petter
Supervisor:Sandström, Emil
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:argumentation analysis, natural resource management, African lakes, competing demands
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Aquatic ecology
Nature conservation and land resources
Energy resources management
Deposited On:26 Sep 2014 12:44
Metadata Last Modified:26 Sep 2014 12:44

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