Custodians of the Commons: Pastoral Land Tenure in East and West Africa, edited by C. R. Lane. Earthscan, London, 1997. ISBN 1 85383 473 4, £15.00 (paperback), xviii+238.

Custodians of the Commons: Pastoral Land Tenure in East and West Africa, edited by C. R. Lane.... CCC 1085±3278/99/050501±03$17.50 Copyright # 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. aims of the book. The case studies could then have been followed by a concluding chapter, with emphasis on the signi®cant di€erences and similarities in the main ®ndings from the case studies in the two subregions ± East and West Africa. The would have given signi®cant justi®cation to the title of the book, which gives the impression of subregional comparative analysis of the subject under review. Overall, this is a carefully researched and well-illustrated book, with useful appendices and references. It is written in simple language by contributors who are experienced, and well informed in the research and public policy aspects of pastoralism and pastoral development in SSA. It therefore constitutes a useful resource for anyone interested in understanding the plight of pastoralists resulting from unsuitable public policies, made possible by the colonial legacy, legislation, the role of international donors and power relations. The implications of these issues for land degradation and development in SSA are far reaching, and need to be given the widest possible publicity. This is what Custodians of the Commons has attempted to achieve. UWEM ITE Department of Geography Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK CLIMATE-CHANGE MITIGATION AND EUROPEAN LAND-USE POLICIES, edited by W. N. Adger, D. Pettenella and M. Whitby. CAB International, Wallingford, 1997. ISBN 0-85199-185-8, £49.95 (hardback) xvi ‡ 350 pp. This volume arises from the workshop held in 1996 as part of the European Union Concerted Action on Policy Measures to Control Environmental Impacts from Agriculture. The focus of the workshop was Instruments for global warming mitigation: the role of agriculture and forestry. The authors represented in the volume come mainly from Europe with a small number from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Where regional issues are considered, all but two of the chapters relate to the developed world, largely in Europe. The aliations of the 47 authors give an indication of the themes that de®ne the volume. Well over half are economists or are working in economic institutions. More speci®cally http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Degradation and Development Wiley

Custodians of the Commons: Pastoral Land Tenure in East and West Africa, edited by C. R. Lane. Earthscan, London, 1997. ISBN 1 85383 473 4, £15.00 (paperback), xviii+238.

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CCC 1085±3278/99/050501±03$17.50 Copyright # 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. aims of the book. The case studies could then have been followed by a concluding chapter, with emphasis on the signi®cant di€erences and similarities in the main ®ndings from the case studies in the two subregions ± East and West Africa. The would have given signi®cant justi®cation to the title of the book, which gives the impression of subregional comparative analysis of the subject under review. Overall, this is a carefully researched and well-illustrated book, with useful appendices and references. It is written in simple language by contributors who are experienced, and well informed in the research and public policy aspects of pastoralism and pastoral development in SSA. It therefore constitutes a useful resource for anyone interested in understanding the plight of pastoralists resulting from unsuitable public policies, made possible by the colonial legacy, legislation, the role of international donors and power relations. The implications of these issues for land degradation and development in SSA are far reaching, and need to be given the widest possible publicity. This is what Custodians of the Commons has attempted to achieve. UWEM ITE Department of Geography Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK CLIMATE-CHANGE MITIGATION AND EUROPEAN LAND-USE POLICIES, edited by W. N. Adger, D. Pettenella and M. Whitby. CAB International, Wallingford, 1997. ISBN 0-85199-185-8, £49.95 (hardback) xvi ‡ 350 pp. This volume arises from the workshop held in 1996 as part of the European Union Concerted Action on Policy Measures to Control Environmental Impacts from Agriculture. The focus of the workshop was Instruments for global warming mitigation: the role of agriculture and forestry. The authors represented in the volume come mainly from Europe with a small number from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Where regional issues are considered, all but two of the chapters relate to the developed world, largely in Europe. The aliations of the 47 authors give an indication of the themes that de®ne the volume. Well over half are economists or are working in economic institutions. More speci®cally

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