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This volume offers an integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global north and south. Twelve case studies demonstrate how contemporary geographical theories and methods contribute to understanding key environment-and-development issues and working toward effective policies.
An illuminating and comprehensive volume of case studies in political ecology, edited by two of the field's most distinguished analysts. Addressing issues of politics, landscape, and representation, chapters examine topics ranging from urban waterscapes to mountain agriculture, from GIS and environmental science to ecotourism and slavery. The book provides a tour d'horizon" of political ecology through its foundational discipline, geography. Useful for students, scholars, and practitioners, this will be an indispensible text for all readers interested in the biophysical and social forces that shape land use."--Susanna Hecht, PhD, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research
"Zimmerer and Bassett have assembled an important set of classic and newer essays that emphasize the full integration of ecological process into political ecology. All the chapters take seriously the analysis of nature's agency in political ecology, enabling the authors tov
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