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Grassroots Environmental Action: People's Participation in Sustainable Development

Edited By: D Ghai and JM Vivian

351 pages, Illus


Paperback | Dec 1995 | #40580 | ISBN: 0415127033
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Hardback | Dec 1992 | #16467 | ISBN: 0415077621
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Case studies from Latin America, Asia and Africa focus on areas where local people are vigorous actors in the determination of their own future and that of their environment.


Preface by Maurice Strong 1. Introduction, Dharam Ghai and Jessica Vivian PART I: APPROACHES AND CONCEPTS 2. Sustainable Development and Popular Participation: A Framework for Analysis Michael Redclift 3. Foundations for Sustainable Development: Participation, Empowerment and Local Resource Management Jessica Vivian PART II: TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 4. The Barabaig Pastoralists of Tanzania: Sustainable Land Use in Jeopardy Charles Lane 5. The Zanjeras and the Ilocos Norte Irrigation Project: Lessons of Environmental Sustainability from Philippine Traditional Resource Management Systems Ruth Ammerman Yabes 6. Sustainable Development and People's Participation in Wetland Ecosystem Conservation in Brazil: Two Comparative Studies Antonio Carlos S. Diegues PART III: SOCIAL ACTION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 7. Urban Social Organisation and Ecological Struggle in Durango, Mexico Julio Moguel and Enrique Velazquez 8. Strategies for Autochthonous Development: Two Initiatives in Rural Oaxaca, Mexico Jutta Blauert and Marta Guidi 9. Ruining the Commons and Responses of the Commoners: Coastal Overfishing and Fishworkers' Actions in Kerala State, India John Kurien 10. From Environmental Conflicts to Sustainable Mountain Transformation: Ecological Action in the Garhwal Himalaya Jayanta Bandyopadhyay PART IV: LESSONS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS 11. Environmental Rehabilitation in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands: Constraints to People's Participation Michael Stahl 12. Local Resource Management and Development: Strategic Dimensions of People's Participation Philippe Egger and Jean Majeres 13. Who Should Manage Environmental Problems? Some Lessons from Latin America Charles A. Reilly

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