Political Ecology: An Integrative Approach to Geography and Environment-development Studies

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Karl S. Zimmerer, Thomas J. Bassett
Guilford Press, 2003 - Medical - 310 pages
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This volume offers a unique, integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global North and South. Twelve carefully selected case studies demonstrate how contemporary geographical theories and methods can contribute to understanding key environment-and-development issues and working toward effective policies. Topics addressed include water and biodiversity resources, urban and national resource planning, scientific concepts of resource management, and ideas of nature and conservation in the context of globalization. Giving particular attention to evolving conceptions of nature-society interaction and geographical scale, an introduction and conclusion by the editors provide a clear analytical focus for the volume and summarize important developments and debates in the field.

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Karl S. Zimmerer is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Thomas J. Bassett is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is co-author of Land in African Agrarian Systems (1993) and Maps of Africa to 1900 (2000), and has been engaged in long-term field work in Cote d'Ivoire since 1981.

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