Sandro Piermattei's research while affiliated with Università degli Studi di Perugia and other places

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Italy has suffered severe depopulation of its mountains over the past six decades. National and European environmental legislation has been aiming to arrest depopulation by promoting local economic development as well as nature conservation. Cultural and social struggles remain between managers of the protected areas and local populations. By explo...


... A political ecology perspective is mindful that within communities there can be many vulnerable groups and individuals (Ahlborg and Nightingale 2018). This context has led political ecologists to investigate conflict, displacement, and the differential impacts caused by conservation projects (Adams and Hutton 2007;Agrawal and Redford 2009;Piermattei 2013;Vanclay 2017). Although political ecology has been applied to PA governancerelated research, Walker et al. (2007) debated whether political ecology was sufficiently 'political' or 'ecological'. ...