Between Cooperation and Conflict: The Implementation of Agro-Extractive Settlements in the Lower Amazon Floodplain

  • Fabio de Castro
Part of the Human-Environment Interactions book series (HUEN, volume 1)


In recent years, numerous territorial categories have This research has been financed by WWF-Brazil, CEDLA, and the European Commission (FP7-SSH-CT-2010-266710). I thank the staff at the Institute for Environmental Research in Santarém for their logistic support during my visits to the field.been created in order to integrate local management systems into a broader legal framework. Despite the political advance of this institutional innovation to include marginalized groups, different perceptions and motivations among key stakeholders in the implementation process may challenge the performance of such initiatives. This chapter is focused on the implementation of a new territorial model for the Amazonian floodplain aimed at combining conservation, social inclusion, and local development. A diachronic analysis of the engagement of four main stakeholders reveals a tension between cooperation and competition among them in which power relations, leadership, and economic incentives play central roles. This study illustrates the importance of coupling cooperation and conflict analysis in co-management studies.


Social Inclusion Community Resident Conflictive Behavior World Wildlife Fund Cattle Rancher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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