States of Conservation: Protection, Politics, and Pacting within UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

  title={States of Conservation: Protection, Politics, and Pacting within UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee},
  author={Lynn Meskell},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={217 - 243}
  • L. Meskell
  • Published 19 February 2014
  • Sociology
  • Anthropological Quarterly
The title, States of Conservation, deliberately references the two “states” that now occupy critical yet oppositional nodes within UNESCO’s 1972 Convention and its conservation agenda. It recalls the State of Conservation (SOC) reports commissioned by the World Heritage Center in conjunction with its Advisory Bodies that relay the condition of World Heritage properties to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. But more critically, “states” here also refers to the most powerful, emergent players… 

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