Stefan Voicu's research while affiliated with Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology and other places

Publications (2)

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In this paper we show that formalizing communal rights is a process riddled with struggles leading to a partial or total grabbing of commons. Drawing on long-term research and using interviews, surveys, and historical sources, we analyze struggles that emerged from processes of formalizing rights to commons, occurring one century apart in the Carpa...
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New feral and wildlife dynamics have emerged in the Carpathian Mountains after recent rewilding initiatives. Bison was reintroduced and a few of them were chased and eaten by feral dogs, offspring of stray dogs abandoned by humans. The article examines narratives surrounding feral dogs and bison, and shows how people’s imaginaries rank forest anima...

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... Another eloquent study regarding the unstable management of herd dogs in the Caransebeș area and the Țarcului Mountains, is the one from the bison introduction analysis made by Monica Vasile and Ștefan Voicu. In this study, the phenomena that can occur due to the large number of herd dogs, on a project for the sustainable management of the bison population, are presented (Voicu & Vasile 2019). The most recent study at national level was carried out in February 2022 by the "Societatea Română de Salbăticie", in partnership with the "Federation Coaliţia Natura 2000 Romania" and the "Association for Community Partnership Braşov", with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021. ...