Beyond Proprietorship

Murphree's Laws on Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

Billy Mukamuri & Simon Anstey



Beyond Proprietorship presents a range of contributions to the May 2007 conference held to honour Murphree’s work, and it conveys his central concerns of equality and fairness. The focus is on marginalised people living in poor and remote regions of Zimbabwe, but also includes important discussions about the policy implications of regional tenure regimes, and the place of local resource management in global conservation politics.


The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the recent history and experience of remote area development, semi-arid agriculture, conservation, and wildlife utilisation in southern Africa.


Billy Mukamuri is a full-time lecturer and researcher at University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are on understanding local level institutional dynamics, particularly in communal areas.

Simon Anstey is a researcher focusing on local environmental and political processes in Mozambique.