The Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Development: Authority, Resource Control and State Intervention in Rural Zambia
In this article, we call for more attention to the national and local politics of climate change in developing countries, and contribute to this through a study of climate change adaptation interventions in Zambia. We show how such interventions form part of central state efforts to extend authority and control over natural resources, and how competing institutional actors such as local governments and chiefs seek to counter this. The article thereby shows how climate change adaptation is emerging as a new arena for deep-seated political and institutional struggles over issues such as authority, land control and devolution in development.
- Author(s): MIKKEL FUNDER, CAROL MWEEMBA & IMASIKU NYAMBE Download