Content of the lesson

This lesson describes the importance of access to resources in terms of securing livelihoods. It introduces institutions and outlines different approaches to and typologies of institutions. The lesson also shows how institutions mediate access to resources by the example of the charcoal commodity chain in Senegal. In a second part of the lesson the legal pluralism approach is introduced and outlined using the example of access to land.

Target group

This lesson is rather for advanced students. It is best (but not necessarily) used with the lesson "Livelihoods Perspective A: Theorising Inequality and Change".

Courses in which the lesson has been used so far

Theorien und Debatten (GEO 421): geography master students (ca. 20 students): 2007 (Urs Geiser)

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