PhD defence: Conflicts Forever. Understanding the role of Conflicts in Conservation Tourism | By Arjaan Pellis

“To contribute to a better understanding of conflicts in this aspect, conflicts are examined in this thesis as social systems, as suggested by German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. Using Luhmann as a core post-structural point of departure, I principally wondered whether conflicts can have a social life (whether conflicts endure as social systems, and if so, how?), and to what extent this social life plays a role in shaping the realities of conservation tourism (are these conflict systems performative?). Furthermore, and complemented by Evolutionary Governance Theory, I explored how conflicts evolve in relation to the many discursive and material events unfolding in their (in-) direct environment.” (Pellis, 2019)¬†

PhD candidate A (Arjaan) Pellis MSc
Promotor prof.dr. VR (Rene) van der Duim
Co-promotor M (Martijn) Duineveld
Organisation Wageningen University,Cultural Geography,Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)
Date Mon 24 June 2019 16:00 to 17:30
Venue Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen