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About this book
About this book
A Handbook of Environmental Management presents a range of case studies that demonstrate the complementary application of different social science techniques in combination with ecology-based management thinking to the natural environment. Contemporary environmental management is characterised by an increasing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary approaches. This requires managers to effectively combine insights from both the natural and social sciences in order to ensure sustainable outcomes.
This eloquent and unique Handbook provides a broad overview, complimented by specific case studies and techniques that are used in environmental management from the local level to international environmental regimes. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative volume provides a valuable teaching aid for students, as well as an insightful and practical reference tool for environmental practitioners with no background in the social sciences.
Contents: 1. Introduction Jon C. Lovett and David G. Ockwell 2. Global Biodiversity Conservation Priorities: An Expanded Review T.M. Brooks, R.A. Mittermeier, G.A.B. da Fonseca, J. Gerlach, M. Hoffmann, J.F. Lamoreux, C.G. Mittermeier, J.D. Pilgrim and A.S.L. Rodrigues 3. Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: A Positive Role for Forest Conservation in Topical Africa Neil Burgess, David Thomas, Shakim Mhagama, Thomas Lehmberg and Jenny Springer 4. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Landscapes Tom M. van Rensburg and Greig A. Mill 5. How Do Institutions Affect the Management of Environmental Resources Bhim Adhikari 6. Analysing Dominant Policy Perspectives - The Role of Discourse Analysis David Ockwell and Yvonne Rydin 7. Theoretical Perspectives on International Environmental Regime Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Mediterranean Action Plan Sofia Frantzi 8. The Price of Fish and the Value of Seagrass Beds: Socio-economic Aspects of the Seagrass Fishery on Quirimba island, Mozambique Fiona R. Gell 9. The Link Between Ecological and Social Paradigms and the Sustainability of Environmental Management: A Case Study of Semi-Arid Tanzania Claire Quinn and David G. Ockwell 10. Exploring Game Theory as a Tool for Mapping Strategic Interactions in Common Pool Resource Scenarios Vanessa Perez-Cirera 11. Economic Valuation of Different Forms of Land-use in Semi-arid Tanzania Deborah Kirby 12. Economic Growth and the Environment Dalia El-Demellawy 13. Biodiesel as the Potential Alternative Vehicle Fuel: European Policy and Global Environmental Concern Mahesh Poudyal and Jon C. Lovett Index
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'This timely Handbook, offers fresh insights into a critical period of our planet's environmental history. The excellent choice of scholars, from various corners of environmental science, convincingly demonstrate using many differing environmental management examples of how the apparent controversy between maintaining environmental quality, and improving people's livelihoods can be solved in practice. In each case, the answer is found in a creative interaction and combination of perspectives and techniques from ecology and social science resulting in truly - and therefore effective - environmental management solutions, to urgent environmental problems.' - Leo de Haan, African Studies Centre Leiden, The Netherlands