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Contents

Abstract

5

1.

The Global Wave of Participatory Principles

7

1.2.

“Participation” in Current Global Policy Discourses

8

1.1. 1.3. 1.4. 1.5.

Early Origins

7

“Participation” in the Politics of Globalisation

10

The Production of a Common Sense

13

The Mechanics of a Global Discourse

12

2.

Safeguarding Biodiversity: From Exclusion to Participation

15

2.2.

The Promises of “Participation”

17

2.1. 2.3. 2.4.

“Fences and Fines” and their Discontents Doubts About Participation

15 18

The Blind Spots of Project Evaluations

20

References

25

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The Global Discourse on “Participation” and its Emergence in Biodiversity Protection  

Working paper n°83 | The Global Discourse on “Participation” and its Emergence in Biodiversity Protection

The Global Discourse on “Participation” and its Emergence in Biodiversity Protection  

Working paper n°83 | The Global Discourse on “Participation” and its Emergence in Biodiversity Protection