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Don't go bananas! - A study of the relationship between democracy and biodiversity in Colombia and Venezuela

Allison, Erica LU (2020) STVK02 20201
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis, the relationship between democracy and biodiversity is examined by conducting a co-variational analysis using the cases of Colombia and Venezuela.
Building on the foundation of previous studies, this thesis uses threatened species as a proxy for biodiversity to a greater extent than has been done previously.
By analysing the results of the study, this thesis have been able to conclude that level of democracy does have an impact on level of biodiversity. Because of the nature of the cases however, the exact kind of effect has been harder to define in general terms. Instead it can be concluded that while more democratic than Venezuela, Colombia is not yet democratic enough to be able to successfully implement measures to... (More)
In this thesis, the relationship between democracy and biodiversity is examined by conducting a co-variational analysis using the cases of Colombia and Venezuela.
Building on the foundation of previous studies, this thesis uses threatened species as a proxy for biodiversity to a greater extent than has been done previously.
By analysing the results of the study, this thesis have been able to conclude that level of democracy does have an impact on level of biodiversity. Because of the nature of the cases however, the exact kind of effect has been harder to define in general terms. Instead it can be concluded that while more democratic than Venezuela, Colombia is not yet democratic enough to be able to successfully implement measures to protect biodiversity. (Less)
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author
Allison, Erica LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
biodiversity, conservation, democracy, governance, threatened species
language
English
id
9009536
date added to LUP
2020-09-21 15:40:37
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2020-09-21 15:40:37
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  abstract     = {In this thesis, the relationship between democracy and biodiversity is examined by conducting a co-variational analysis using the cases of Colombia and Venezuela.
Building on the foundation of previous studies, this thesis uses threatened species as a proxy for biodiversity to a greater extent than has been done previously. 
By analysing the results of the study, this thesis have been able to conclude that level of democracy does have an impact on level of biodiversity. Because of the nature of the cases however, the exact kind of effect has been harder to define in general terms. Instead it can be concluded that while more democratic than Venezuela, Colombia is not yet democratic enough to be able to successfully implement measures to protect biodiversity.},
  author       = {Allison, Erica},
  keyword      = {biodiversity,conservation,democracy,governance,threatened species},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Don't go bananas! - A study of the relationship between democracy and biodiversity in Colombia and Venezuela},
  year         = {2020},
}