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Rethinking Resource Management: Justice, Sustainability and Indigenous Peoples

By: Richard Howitt

446 pages, 5 b/w photos, 35 figs, 9 tabs


Paperback | Dec 2001 | #106116 | ISBN: 041512333X
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #106115 | ISBN: 0415123321
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Drawing on a deep understanding of relationships between resource projects and indigenous peoples, Howitt argues that current resource management practices consider important human values irrelevant and invisible, among their checklists and dry technical methods. He offers an approach to social impact assessment methods which are more participatory and empowering than many alternative technical approaches.


Part I: Introduction (and Disorientation) 1: Worlds Turned Upside Down Part II: Ways of Seeing 2: The Problem of 'Seeing' Part III: Ways of Thinking 3: Complexity in Resource Management Systems: Conceptualizing Abstractions and Internal Relations; 4: Beyond 'Negotiation': Rethinking Conceptual Building Blocks; 5: Reading Landscapes: Cartesian Geographies or Places of the Heart?; 6: Ethics for Resource Managers Part IV: Case Studies 7: Case Studies: A Tool in Research for Resource Management; 8: Recognition, Respect and Reconciliation: Changing Relations Between Aborigines and Mining Interests in Australia; 9: Dependent Nations or Sovereign Governments? Treaties, Governance and Resources in the USA; 10: Indigenous Rights of States' Rights: Hyrdopower in Norway and Quebec Part V: Ways of Doing 11: Diversity and World Order: Professional Practice and Resource Managers; 12: Social Impact Assessment; 13: Policy Arenas: Reform, Regulation and Monitoring; 14: Co-Management of Local Resources Part VI: From Theory to Praxis 15: Sustainability, Equity and Optimism

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