Prof. Daniel Brockington

Dan is co-Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), at the University of Sheffield. He has worked previously at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge. With work experience in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India, he has worked extensively in Tanzania on livelihood change, natural resource governance, microfinance and institutional performance.

His Interests

1.Working on development data. global overviews of the social impacts of protected areas, media and conservation and continental-wide examinations of the work of conservation NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa.

2.Conducting long term field research in remote areas of East Africa but he also learns much from studying organizations and the occasional plush fundraising event.

His recent works

Recently authored books

  • Brockington, D. 2014. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development. Routledge, London.

Recent edited books

  • Brockington, D. and Noe, C. (eds) 2021. Prosperity in Rural Africa? Insights from Longitudinal Research in Tanzania. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (Available free on an open access license).
  • Larsen, P.B. & Brockington, D. (eds) 2017. The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs. Palgrave, London.
  • Ponte, S. & Brockington, D. (eds) 2016. The Green Economy in the Global South. London, Routledge.

Recent book contributions

  • Brockington, D. 2020. ‘Celebrity Advocacy’. In Handbook of Humanitarian Communication. Edited by Anne Vestergaard and Lilie Chouliaraki. Routledge, London.
  • Brockington, D., Olivia Howland, Vesa-Mati Loiske, Moses Mnzava and Christine Noe. 2019. ‘Assets and Poverty Dynamics: The Methodological Challenges of Constructing Longitudinal Surveys in Tanzania.’ In Tanzanian Development: A comparative perspective. Edited by D. Potts, Boydell and Brewer, Witney.
  • Brockington, D. 2017. ‘Environment and Celebrity’ and ‘Conservation and Capitalism’. Chapters in The International Encyclopedia of Geography. Edited by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard A. Marston. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Brockington, D. 2016. ‘Epilogue: the politics of celebrity humanitarianism.’ Chapter in Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations. Ed by Richey, L.-A. Routledge, Abingdon.

Recent journal articles

  • Brockington, D., Coast, E., Howland, O., Mdee, A. and Randall, S. 2021. Assets and Domestic Units: Methodological Challenges for Longitudinal Studies of Poverty Dynamics. Journal of Peasant Studies 48 (1): 159-179doi: 10.1080/03066150.2019.1658079
  • Howland, O., Brockington, D. and Noe, C. 2021. The Multiple Meanings of Prosperity and Poverty. A cross-site comparison from Tanzania. Journal of Peasant Studies 48 (1): 180-200doi: 10.1080/ 03066150.2019.1658080
  • Brockington, D. 2021. Persistent Peasant Poverty and Assets. Exploring dynamics of new forms of wealth and poverty in Tanzania 1999-2018. Journal of Peasant Studies 48 (1): 201-220doi: 10.1080/ 03066150.2019.1658081
  • Corbera, E., Howe, C., Adams, W.A., and Brockington, D. 2020. ‘Institutional, disciplinary and gender biases in the production of knowledge on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.’ Accepted by Oryx.
  • Banks, N., Schulpen, L. and Brockington, D. 2020. New sectoral perspectives on international NGOs: scale, dynamics and influences. Development in Practice 30 (6): 695-705. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2020.1801595
  • Banks, N. and Brockington, D. 2020. Growth and change in Britain’s development NGO sector 2009–2015. Development in Practice 30 (6): 706-721. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2020.1801587
  • Erbaugh, J.T., Pradhan, N., Adams, J., Oldekop, J.A., Agrawal, A., Brockington, D., Pritchard, R. and Chhatre, A. 2020. Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities. Nat Ecol Evol DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01282-2
  • Howland, O., Brockington, D. and Christine Noe, N. 2020. Women’s Tears or Coffee Blight? Gender Dynamics and Livelihood Strategies in Contexts of Agricultural Transformation in Tanzania. Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. DOI: 10.1177/2277976020925318.
  • Ponte, S. and Brockington, D. 2020. From pyramid to pointed egg? A 20-year perspective on poverty, prosperity, and rural transformation in Tanzania. African Affairs 119 (475): 203–223.
  • Abidin, A., Brockington, D., Goodman, M.K., Mostafanezhad, M. and Richey, L.A. 2020. The Tropes of Celebrity Environmentalism. The Annual Review of Environment and Resources 5 (1): 1–24
  • Aggarwal, A. and Brockington, D. 2020. Reducing or creating poverty? Analyzing livelihood impacts of forest carbon projects with evidence from India. Land Use Policy 95: 104608
  • Jacob. T and Brockington, D. 2020. Learning from the other: Benefit sharing lessons for REDD+ implementation based on CBFM experience in Northern Tanzania. Land Use Policy 97 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.10.028
  • Richey, L.A and Brockington, D. 2019. Celebrity Humanitarianism: Using Tropes of Engagement to Understand North/ South Relations. Perspectives on Politics doi:10.1017/S1537592719002627
  • Snyder, K.A., Sulle, E., Massay, D.A., Petro, A., Qamara, P and Brockington, D. 2019 “Modern” farming and the transformation of livelihoods in rural Tanzania. Agriculture and Human Values. doi: 10.1007/s10460-019-09967-6
  • Pritchard, R. and Brockington, D. 2019. Forests: regrow with locals’ participation. Nature 569: 630. Nature correspondence has a restricted number of signatories. This derived from a process involving 14 co-authors: Adams, B., Agarwal, B., Agrawal, A., Corbera, E., Duffy, R.V., Oldekop, J., Symons, K., Asiyanbi, A., Collins, Y.A., Krauss, J., Bukhi, M.M., Fletcher, R., Büscher, B. Chhatre, A.
  • Oommen, M.A., Cooney, R., Ramesh, M., Archer, M., Brockington, D., Büscher, B., Fletcher, R., Natusch, D.J.D., Vanak, A.T., Webb, G. and Shanker, K. 2019. The Fatal Flaws of Compassionate Conservation. Conservation Biology.
  • Veldwisch, G.J., Venot, J-P., Woodhouse, P., Komakech, H. and Brockington, D. 2019. Re-introducing politics in African farmer-led irrigation development: Introduction to a Special Issue. Water Alternatives 12(1): 1-12   
  • Zafra-Calvo, N., Garmendia, E., Pascual, U., Palomo, I., Gross-Camp, N., Brockington, D., Cortes-Vazquez, J-A., Coolsaet, B. and Burgess, N. 2019. Progress toward Equitably Managed Protected Areas in Aichi Target 11: A Global Survey. Bioscience 69 (3): 191-197.
  • Banks, N., Brockington, D. Maitrot, M. and Hulme, D. 2019. Interrogating Microfinance Performance beyond Products, Clients and the Environment. Insights from the work of BRAC in Tanzania. European Journal of Development Research 31(3): 339-363

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