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Bulgaria in Transition: Environment, Economy and Society in a Region of Transition

Series: Studies in Green Research Series

Edited By: Krassimira Paskaleva, Philip Shapira, John Pickles and Boian Koulov

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #84711 | ISBN: 1859726194
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This work takes a close look at the environmental implications of the socioeconomic restructuring of Bulgaria. It draws together comparative and national-level studies with detailed field work in Bourgas and other regions in Bulgaria where during decades of communist rule, agricultural, industrial, and other polluters were relatively unconstrained - and were often clustered with urban centres, small villages, and tourist resorts, causing significant environmental problems. The book is based on collaborative and coordinated work by a team of American and Bulgarian researchers, working together in a major international project.


Part 1 The context for transformation: introduction - development, restructuring and the environment in Bulgaria, John Pickles et al; village to state to market - agricultural ecology and transformation - the Bulgarian experience, Mieke Meurs et al; technological hazards in Bulgaria, Mariana Nikolova; linking global priorities and local realities - nongovernmental organizations and the conservation of nature in Bulgaria, Barbara A. Cellarius; politics, environment and the rule of law in Bulgaria, James Friedberg and Branimir Zaimov; the political economy of environmental data in the Bulgarian transformation, John Pickles and Dimitrina Mikhova. Part 2 Restructuring at the regional level: the environment of Bulgaria and its Burgas region, Stefan Velev and Brent Yarnal; the land-use impact of Bulgarian decollectivization, Brent Yarnal; state industrial enterprise and the impacts of restructuring in the Burgas region, Krassimira Paskaleva and Philip Shapira; post-socialist change in ecopolitics and environmental management - a case study of Bulgaria's Burgas region, Boian Koulov; who cares about the environment? popular attitudes to pollution and environmental reconstruction - two case studies of Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, John Pickles et al.

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