ICLD

Mwale (2019) The Elite Choice – ‘Unpacking the Elite’ in Mukungule Chiefdom, Zambia,


Community-based natural resource management has been advocated for by
many scholar and environmentalists to improve natural resources
management, equity, and Justice for local people. However, its
implementation on the ground does not always reach the intended goal. This
is because poor policies have led to unaccountable leaders that empower elite
control and capture. Studies perceive elites to be in full control of decision
making which is not the case. This study ‘unpacks the elite’ to gain new
insight into how these mechanisms operate. This study uses the concept of
capital and the choice and recognition framework to build a foundation for
studying how elite power is produced and exercised as a result of both the
social context and institutional interventions.


Local governance and government administration

Local governance and government administration

År 2019
Samarbetsland Zambia