“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) 

Pellis, A., Duineveld, M., & Van der Duim, R. (submitted) Conservation Tourism Conflicts: Embracing their Evolution and Performativity as Social Systems, Annals of Tourism Research. 

Pellis, A, Duineveld, M.. de Vries, J. & Kil, A.J. (in press) Heet en niet te blussen. Conflicten als performatieve communicatie systemen, een Luhmaniaans perspectief, Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap. 

Pellis, A. (2019). Reality Effects of Conflict Avoidance in Rewilding and Tourism Practices – the case of Western Iberia. Journal of Ecotourism, DOI:10.1080/14724049.2019.1579824. 

Pellis, A., Pas, A., & Duineveld, M. (2018). The persistence of tightly coupled conflicts. The case of Loisaba, Kenya. Conservation & Society, 16(4), pp. 387-396. 

Pellis, A., & de Jong, R. (2016). Rewilding Europe as a new agent of change? Exploring the governance of an experimental discourse and practice in European nature conservation. Wageningen: Wageningen University. 

Pellis, A., Lamers, M., & Van der Duim, R. (2015). Conservation tourism and landscape governance in Kenya: The interdependency of three conservation NGOs. Journal of Ecotourism, 14 (special issue ‘Africa Thirty Years Later’), pp. 130-144. 

Pellis, A., Duineveld, M., & Wagner, L. (2015). Conflicts forever. The path dependencies of tourism conflicts; the case of Anabeb Conservancy, Namibia. In G. T. Johannesson, C. Ren & R. Van der Duim (Eds.), Tourism encounters and controversies: Ontological politics of tourism development (pp. 115-138). Surrey: Ashgate. 

Pellis, A., Anyango-van Zwieten, N., Waterreus, S., Lamers, M., & Van der Duim, R. (2014). Tourism Captured by the Poor – Evaluation of Aid Investments in the Tourism Sector of Kenya’s ASALs. Wageningen: Wageningen University. 

Pellis, A. (2011). Modern and Traditional Arrangements in Community-Based Tourism: Exploring an Election Conflict in the Anabeb Conservancy, Namibia. In R. Van der Duim, D. Meyer, J. Saarinen & K. Zellmer (Eds.), New Alliances for Tourism, Conservation and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa. Delft: Eburon.