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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?

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.


Volume One: Thinking and Knowing about the Environment and NaturePART ONE: THE BIG PICTUREThe Gaia Hypothesis - James LovelockBiophilia and the Conservation Ethic - E O WilsonThe Great Work - Thomas Berry Our Way into the FutureWhat Is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human - Kate Soper IntroductionAnthropocentrism, Humanism and Eco-Socialism - David Pepper A Blueprint for the Survival of Ecological PoliticsPART TWO: ETHICS AND ECOLOGYThe Land Ethic - Aldo LeopoldNew Version of The New Ethics - Warwick Fox Ethics in a Gaian ContextFeminism and Environmental Ethics - Mary Mellor A Materialist ApproachTowards Inclusive Well-Being - Richard Bawden A Perspective on Social EcologyAnthrocentrism and Androcentrism - Val Plumwood Parallels and PoliticsPART THREE: LANGUAGE AND ECOLITERACYLanguage - Luisa Maffi A Resource for NatureEcological Literacy - David OrrNew Meanings for Old Knowledge - Madhav Gadgil et al The People's Biodiversity Registers ProgrammeComing to Knowing - David PeatAmerican Geographies - Barry LopezPART FOUR: PLACES AND THE WILDThe Ghosts of Place - Michael Meyerfield BellWorld Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society - Ulrich BeckRadical American Environmentalism and 'Wilderness' Preservation - Ramachandra Guha A Third World CritiqueTaming the Wilderness Myth - Arturo G[ac]omez-Pompa and Andrea KausWhere the Wild Things Are - Henry Buller The Evolving Iconography of Rural FaunaVolume Two: Managing the EnvironmentPART ONE: CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITIESRationalization and Conservation - Bill Adams Ecology and the Management of Nature in the United KingdomNational Parks and the Wolf - Karen JonesConservation and Social Development - Krishna Ghimire An Assessment of Wolong and Other Panda Reserves in ChinaJoint Forest Management in India and Its Ecological Impacts - K S Murali, Indu Murthy and N H RavindranathEvaluation Studies of Joint Forest Management in India - K S Murali et al Social and Institutional ImplicationsThe Ambiguous Impact of Inequality on Local Resource Management - Jean-Marie Baland and Jean-Philippe PlatteauPART TWO: AGRICULTURE AND ECOSYSTEMSAgro-Ecological Farming Systems in China - Li WenhuaThe Quest for Ecological Modernization - Terry Marsden Re-Spacing Rural Development and Agri-Food StudiesFrom Causes to Reasons - Niels R[um]oling Human Dimensions of Agricultural SustainabilityLessons of Cuban Resistance - Peter Rosset and Martin BourqueReducing Food Poverty by Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Developing Countries - James Morison and Rachel HinePART THREE: MATERIALS AND ENERGYCapturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity - Ian Swingland, Eric Bettelheim and John O'Niles IntroductionSalvage Harvesting Policies after Natural Disturbance - David Lindenmayer et alMeeting Europe's Climate Change Commitments - Pete Smith et al Quantitative Estimates of the Potential for Carbon Mitigation by AgricultureAtmospheric Change - Nigel Bell et al Effect on Plant Pests and DiseasesProgress towards Sustainability? What the Conceptual Framework of Material and Energy Flow Accounting (MEFA) Can Offer - Helmut Haberl et alPART FOUR: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGEBeyond the Square Wheel - Stephen Brechin et alReinventing a Square Wheel - Peter Wilhausen et al Critique of a Resurgent 'Protection Paradigm' in International Biodiversity ConservationA Tale of Two Wildernesses - Eric HiggsUrbanization in the Pacific - Chris Cocklin and Meg Keen Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Human SecuritySustaining People and Places - Mardie Townsend and Cecily MallerMarket or Community Failure? Critical Perspectives on Common Property Research - Bonnie McCay and Svein JentoftVolume Three: Valuing the EnvironmentPART ONE: VALUES OF NATUREFrom One Earth to One World - The World Commission on Environment and DevelopmentThe Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital - Robert Costanza et alIdentifying Critical Natural Capital - Paul Ekins, Carl Folke and Rudolf De GrootHow Nature Contributes to Mental and Physical Health - Jules PrettyThe Loss of Floral and Faunal Story - Gary Nabhan and Sara St AntoinePART TWO: METHODS AND MEASUREMENTOn Measuring Economic Values for Nature - Nancy Bockstael et alDoes Part-Whole Bias Exist? An Experimental Investigation - Ian Bateman et alFootprints on the Earth - Richard York, Eugene Rosa and Tom Deitz The Environmental Consequences of ModernityIPPC and Intensive Pig Production in England and Wales - Tiago Pellini and Joe Morris Compliance Costs, Emission Abatement and AffordabilityThe Economic Benefits of Pesticides - Herman Waibel, Gerd Fleischer and Heinrich Becker A Case Study from GermanyPART THREE: THE COST OF EXTERNALITIESInternalizing the Societal Costs of Food Production - Fred ButtelEconomic 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 CarsonFarm Costs and Food Miles - Jules Pretty et al An Assessment of the Environmental Costs of the UK Food SystemUrban Sprawl and Public Health - Howard FrumkinPART FOUR: POLICIES AND MANAGEMENTEnvironmental Sustainabilities - Andrew Dobson A TypologySustainable Land Use and Incentive-Driven Conservation - Jon Hutton and Nigel Leader-Williams Re-Aligning Human and Conservation InterestsConservation and the Lure of the Garden - Eric FreyfogleLifting the Veil on Perverse Subsidies - Norman MyersEuropean Environmental Taxes and Charges - Paul Ekins Recent Experience, Issues and TrendsVolume Four: Institutions, Processes and Policies for the EnvironmentPART ONE: FRAMEWORKS AND THE STATEA Framework for Scaling and Farming Policy Problems in Sustainability - Steve DoversEnvironmental Transformation of the State - John Dryzek et al The United States, Norway, Germany and the United KingdomBiting More Than Chewing - Tim O'Riordan Transforming Institutions for SustainabilityA Green Field for Criminology - Nigel SouthThe Discourse Ethic and the Problem of Representing Nature - Robyn EckersleyPART TWO: COMMUNITIES AND THE COMMONSThe Tragedy of the Commons - Garret HardinThe Japanese Experience with Scarcity - Margaret McKean Management of Traditional Common LandsThe Struggle to Govern the Commons - Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul SternRethinking Community-Based Conservation - Fikret BerkesSocial Capital and the Collective Management of Resources - Jules PrettyPART THREE: TRANSFORMING AGRICULTURE AND COMMUNITIESParticipatory Learning for Sustainable Agriculture - Jules PrettySustainable Rural Life and Agro-Ecology, Santa Catarina State, Brazil - Sergio Pinheiro et alSocial Connectedness in Marginal Rural China - Wu Bin and Jules Pretty The Case of Farmer Innovation Circles in Zhidan, North ShaanxiFarmer Participatory Integrated Watershed Management - S P Wani et al Adarsha Watershed, Kothapally, IndiaAgri-Environmental Stewardship Schemes and 'Multifunctionality' - Tom Dobbs and Jules PrettyPART FOUR: DECISIONS AND POLICIESThe Voluntary Provision of a Pure Public Good - James Murdoch and Todd Sandler The Case of Reduced CFC Emissions and the Montreal ProtocolUnintended Impacts of Public Investments on Private Decisions - Rob Stavins and Adam Jaffe The Depletion of Forested WetlandsThe Post-Corporate World - David KortenKnowledge, Policy-Oriented Learning and Policy Change - Paul Sabatier An Advocacy Coalition FrameworkCan We Democratise Decisions on Risk and the Environment? - Albert Weale

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  • ISBN13: 9781412918428
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1584
  • ID: 9781412918428
  • ISBN10: 1412918421

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