Environment (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

Environment (Key Issues for the 21st Century)

By: Jules Pretty (editor)Hardback

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This Four-Volume Set explores the locations where the environment matters most -- such as where people are poor, where environments are under threat (such as on frontiers), where there are few natural resources remaining, and where industrialization is rampant. It will also explore these concerns at different system levels, from local-community, to regional, national and global. It will also explore costs of damage to the very resources on which economies rely, and the values of environmental goods and services and the controversies surrounding such valuations. It is organised around environment-people interactions (livelihoods, poverty, income, economic growth); environment-environment interactions (do people matter?); and people-people interactions (collective action challenges, institutions). These interactions can be one-way and extractive, or two-way and mutually-shaping. The papers will also address the question of knowledge about the environment -- what do we know? How does information change? In what form is it legitimate? How do we tell stories about the environment, and how do these shape our own world views?

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About Author

I am Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex. I was Head of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2004-2008. I joined the Department in 1997, having worked for ten years at the International Institute for Environment and Development, where I was director of their sustainable agriculture programme from 1989. Before that, I worked at Imperial College. At the University of Essex, I set up the Centre for Environment and Society, which links across a variety of departments and disciplines. I was appointed A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University for six years from 2001.

Contents

Volume One: Thinking and Knowing about the Environment and Nature PART ONE: THE BIG PICTURE The Gaia Hypothesis - James Lovelock Biophilia and the Conservation Ethic - E O Wilson The Great Work - Thomas Berry Our Way into the Future What Is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human - Kate Soper Introduction Anthropocentrism, Humanism and Eco-Socialism - David Pepper A Blueprint for the Survival of Ecological Politics PART TWO: ETHICS AND ECOLOGY The Land Ethic - Aldo Leopold New Version of The New Ethics - Warwick Fox Ethics in a Gaian Context Feminism and Environmental Ethics - Mary Mellor A Materialist Approach Towards Inclusive Well-Being - Richard Bawden A Perspective on Social Ecology Anthrocentrism and Androcentrism - Val Plumwood Parallels and Politics PART THREE: LANGUAGE AND ECOLITERACY Language - Luisa Maffi A Resource for Nature Ecological Literacy - David Orr New Meanings for Old Knowledge - Madhav Gadgil et al The People's Biodiversity Registers Programme Coming to Knowing - David Peat American Geographies - Barry Lopez PART FOUR: PLACES AND THE WILD The Ghosts of Place - Michael Meyerfield Bell World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society - Ulrich Beck Radical American Environmentalism and 'Wilderness' Preservation - Ramachandra Guha A Third World Critique Taming the Wilderness Myth - Arturo G[ac]omez-Pompa and Andrea Kaus Where the Wild Things Are - Henry Buller The Evolving Iconography of Rural Fauna Volume Two: Managing the Environment PART ONE: CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITIES Rationalization and Conservation - Bill Adams Ecology and the Management of Nature in the United Kingdom National Parks and the Wolf - Karen Jones Conservation and Social Development - Krishna Ghimire An Assessment of Wolong and Other Panda Reserves in China Joint Forest Management in India and Its Ecological Impacts - K S Murali, Indu Murthy and N H Ravindranath Evaluation Studies of Joint Forest Management in India - K S Murali et al Social and Institutional Implications The Ambiguous Impact of Inequality on Local Resource Management - Jean-Marie Baland and Jean-Philippe Platteau PART TWO: AGRICULTURE AND ECOSYSTEMS Agro-Ecological Farming Systems in China - Li Wenhua The Quest for Ecological Modernization - Terry Marsden Re-Spacing Rural Development and Agri-Food Studies From Causes to Reasons - Niels R[um]oling Human Dimensions of Agricultural Sustainability Lessons of Cuban Resistance - Peter Rosset and Martin Bourque Reducing Food Poverty by Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Developing Countries - James Morison and Rachel Hine PART THREE: MATERIALS AND ENERGY Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity - Ian Swingland, Eric Bettelheim and John O'Niles Introduction Salvage Harvesting Policies after Natural Disturbance - David Lindenmayer et al Meeting Europe's Climate Change Commitments - Pete Smith et al Quantitative Estimates of the Potential for Carbon Mitigation by Agriculture Atmospheric Change - Nigel Bell et al Effect on Plant Pests and Diseases Progress towards Sustainability? What the Conceptual Framework of Material and Energy Flow Accounting (MEFA) Can Offer - Helmut Haberl et al PART FOUR: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE Beyond the Square Wheel - Stephen Brechin et al Reinventing a Square Wheel - Peter Wilhausen et al Critique of a Resurgent 'Protection Paradigm' in International Biodiversity Conservation A Tale of Two Wildernesses - Eric Higgs Urbanization in the Pacific - Chris Cocklin and Meg Keen Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Human Security Sustaining People and Places - Mardie Townsend and Cecily Maller Market or Community Failure? Critical Perspectives on Common Property Research - Bonnie McCay and Svein Jentoft Volume Three: Valuing the Environment PART ONE: VALUES OF NATURE From One Earth to One World - The World Commission on Environment and Development The Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital - Robert Costanza et al Identifying Critical Natural Capital - Paul Ekins, Carl Folke and Rudolf De Groot How Nature Contributes to Mental and Physical Health - Jules Pretty The Loss of Floral and Faunal Story - Gary Nabhan and Sara St Antoine PART TWO: METHODS AND MEASUREMENT On Measuring Economic Values for Nature - Nancy Bockstael et al Does Part-Whole Bias Exist? An Experimental Investigation - Ian Bateman et al Footprints on the Earth - Richard York, Eugene Rosa and Tom Deitz The Environmental Consequences of Modernity IPPC and Intensive Pig Production in England and Wales - Tiago Pellini and Joe Morris Compliance Costs, Emission Abatement and Affordability The Economic Benefits of Pesticides - Herman Waibel, Gerd Fleischer and Heinrich Becker A Case Study from Germany PART THREE: THE COST OF EXTERNALITIES Internalizing the Societal Costs of Food Production - Fred Buttel Economic Analysis of Environmental Benefits of Integrated Pest Management - Leah Cuyno, George Norton and Agnes Rola A Philippine Case Study 'Silent Spring' - Chapter 1 and Chapter 8 - Rachel Carson Farm Costs and Food Miles - Jules Pretty et al An Assessment of the Environmental Costs of the UK Food System Urban Sprawl and Public Health - Howard Frumkin PART FOUR: POLICIES AND MANAGEMENT Environmental Sustainabilities - Andrew Dobson A Typology Sustainable Land Use and Incentive-Driven Conservation - Jon Hutton and Nigel Leader-Williams Re-Aligning Human and Conservation Interests Conservation and the Lure of the Garden - Eric Freyfogle Lifting the Veil on Perverse Subsidies - Norman Myers European Environmental Taxes and Charges - Paul Ekins Recent Experience, Issues and Trends Volume Four: Institutions, Processes and Policies for the Environment PART ONE: FRAMEWORKS AND THE STATE A Framework for Scaling and Farming Policy Problems in Sustainability - Steve Dovers Environmental Transformation of the State - John Dryzek et al The United States, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom Biting More Than Chewing - Tim O'Riordan Transforming Institutions for Sustainability A Green Field for Criminology - Nigel South The Discourse Ethic and the Problem of Representing Nature - Robyn Eckersley PART TWO: COMMUNITIES AND THE COMMONS The Tragedy of the Commons - Garret Hardin The Japanese Experience with Scarcity - Margaret McKean Management of Traditional Common Lands The Struggle to Govern the Commons - Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul Stern Rethinking Community-Based Conservation - Fikret Berkes Social Capital and the Collective Management of Resources - Jules Pretty PART THREE: TRANSFORMING AGRICULTURE AND COMMUNITIES Participatory Learning for Sustainable Agriculture - Jules Pretty Sustainable Rural Life and Agro-Ecology, Santa Catarina State, Brazil - Sergio Pinheiro et al Social Connectedness in Marginal Rural China - Wu Bin and Jules Pretty The Case of Farmer Innovation Circles in Zhidan, North Shaanxi Farmer Participatory Integrated Watershed Management - S P Wani et al Adarsha Watershed, Kothapally, India Agri-Environmental Stewardship Schemes and 'Multifunctionality' - Tom Dobbs and Jules Pretty PART FOUR: DECISIONS AND POLICIES The Voluntary Provision of a Pure Public Good - James Murdoch and Todd Sandler The Case of Reduced CFC Emissions and the Montreal Protocol Unintended Impacts of Public Investments on Private Decisions - Rob Stavins and Adam Jaffe The Depletion of Forested Wetlands The Post-Corporate World - David Korten Knowledge, Policy-Oriented Learning and Policy Change - Paul Sabatier An Advocacy Coalition Framework Can We Democratise Decisions on Risk and the Environment? - Albert Weale

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412918428
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1584
  • ID: 9781412918428
  • weight: 2908
  • ISBN10: 1412918421

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