Climate Change and Human Security: The Challenge to Local Governance Under Rapid Coastal Urbanization

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011 - Science - 192 pages
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The challenge presented by climate change is, by its nature, global. The populations of the Mexican Caribbean, the focus of this book, are faced by everyday decisions not unlike those in the urban North. The difference is that for the people of the Mexica
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The dynamics of coastal urbanization
14
3 Nature and space in the discovery of the Mexican Caribbean
41
4 The development of mass tourism in Mexico
60
5 Human security and governance
89
the evolution of power spheres and climate change
118
Holbox and Mahahual
142
8 Conclusion
163
Index
171
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