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Strategies for Sustainable Development: Experiences from the Pacific

Edited By: John Overton and Regina Scheyvens

306 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Zed Books

Paperback | Apr 1998 | #95315 | ISBN: 1856496422
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Hardback | Apr 1998 | #95314 | ISBN: 1856496414
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Examines the issue in a Pacific Island context, blending together general and original case study material.


Sustainable development and the Pacific Islands, John Overton. Part 1 Contextual issues: resources and the environment, John Overton and R.R. Thaman; an historical and political context, Richard Wartho; culture and society, Regina Scheyvens; livelihoods, Nicholas Purdie; land tenure and Atoll society in Kiribati, Peter King; migration and the Cook Islands, Kirsti Hooker and Judith Varcoe; Vanua - land, people and culture in Fiji, Kalaveti Batibasaga. Part 2 Effects of development: logging in Melanesia, Regina Scheyvens and Ross Cassells; mining in Papua New Guinea, Regina Scheyvens and Leonard Lagisa; marine resources, Salome Samou; population and urban environments, Donovan Storey; commodity production and unsustainable agriculture, John Overton, Warwick Murray and Imam Ali. Part 3 Sustainable alternatives: nature conservation (and aid in Western Samoa), Ned Hardie-Boyes; sustainable agricultural options, John Overton; sustainable forestry options, Regina Scheyvens and Ross Cassells; ecotourism, Regina Scheyvens; sustainable urban footprints, John Overton and Donovan Storey. Part 4 Conclusions and issues.

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