Violeta Gutiérrez ZamoraUniversity of Eastern Finland | UEF · Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora
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In my doctoral research, I bring insights from feminist political ecology and ethnographic research to bear on community forestry and territorial forms of environmental governmentality in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Gender mainstreaming in forestry and forest conservation has become a prominent strategy to address the challenges and obstacles indigenous and campesina women face in terms of equitable inclusion in community forest governance. Drawing upon feminist and poststructuralist political ecology, this article examines how this strategy, expressed through...
This compilation of articles and policy briefs constitutes part of the Responsive Natural Resources Governance Research Group’s international collaboration at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies of the University of Eastern Finland. The articles have been published in Responsibilization in Natural Resources Governance, a special iss...
Community-based approaches to forest management and governance promised that transferred responsibilities to forest communities would create the conditions to achieve better conservation and a sustainable use of forest ecosystems, as well as social well-being and poverty reduction for the communities. This article examines the limitations of these...
In the extensive literature scholars have demonstrated that the goals of power transfer in the decentralization of natural resources governance have not been fully achieved. Powerful actors have maintained their positions of domination, while the interventions have transferred tasks and duties to communities and local decision makers without adequa...
The NOVA courses 2016-2019 address natural resource conflicts that are topical for the course participants. The case studies provide a real-world context and tools to develop participants’ practical skills. The themes include natural resource conflicts in the fields of forestry, nature conservation, mining and land-use conflicts in general. The cou...
Among new global environmental governance mechanisms, reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation, enhancing forest carbon stocks, sustainable forestry and biodiversity conservation known collectively as “REDD+” is emerging as a central policy instrument. REDD+ may lead to both expected and unforeseen impacts, environmentally and socially. The comparative study in Tanzania, Mexico and Laos could provide highly needed analyses of REDD+ impacts. Although the cases in the three countries are not directly comparable due to different contexts where REDD+ policies are unfolding, the comparative part of the data analysis could seeks to identify and explain common patterns that may emerge in processes and impacts between the study countries. The main interest in this research is on how the notion of equity, that is central in criticism towards REDD+ regime, is addressed in the processes and how it is reflected in the social impacts in specific contexts.
These courses seeks to further our understanding of environmental conflicts and the possibilities of resolving them through collaborative management and participatory interventions. These courses are both academic and practice-driven; i.e. the course contents provide theoretical underpinnings and conflict analysis perspectives, but also include practice-oriented skills in assessments and interventions in conflict situations. These courses has funded by NOVA university network, ALL-YOUTH and MAKUTANO research projects and curently University of Eastern Finland. Please, see further information: https://sites.uef.fi/responsive-natural-resources-governance/