By: Tim O'Riordan and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann

"[The book's] strengths are its case studies and its important recognition that participatory democracy (summarised well, if academically) will, and must, drive a paradigm shift in conservation. Perhaps if it had taken this logic to its conclusion, and developed concepts more from the practicality of landholder motivation than the moral conviction and world-view of conservationists, even stronger hypotheses might have emerged."

Link to full review in Nature