Ruling Nature, Controlling People. Nature Conservation, Development and War in North-Eastern Namibia since the 1920s
Recent nature conservation initiatives in Southern Africa such as communal conservancies and peace parks are often embedded in narratives of economic development and ecological research. They are also increasingly marked by militarisation and violence. In ‘Ruling Nature, Controlling People’ (2018), the Basel-based historian Luregn Lenggenhager shows that these features were also characteristic of South African (military) rule over the Caprivi Strip region in North-Eastern Namibia, especially in the fields of forestry, fisheries and, ultimately, wildlife conservation.