Managing Fragile Regions: Method and Application

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Rongxing Guo, Carla Freeman
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 174 pages
This book gathers the work of leading scholars from several disciplines on fragile regions, especially those regions seeking to preserve, strengthen or create processes to restore or reestablish security and effective social and economic management. It tackles the multifarious issues that shape and affect fragile regions, drawing upon a wide range of intellectual and methodological approaches, including such fields as area studies, natural resource science, biology, environmental and resource economics and management, and political economy. The volume brings together the perspectives of a diverse group of contributors from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. Managing Fragile Regions: Method and Application addresses a variety of factors – natural, political, administrative, legislative, economic, social, and cultural – and examines how they exert influences on the operational mechanisms of fragile regions, especially in the contexts of peace and security, economic development, and environmental management. The volume’s nine chapters cover a wide range of examples of fragile regions and their challenges. It will be of interest and utility to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in disaster management and post-disaster reconstruction. Students, researchers, and other professionals involved in resource management, regional science, and environmental science will also find it valuable reading.
 

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Contents

A Multidisciplinary Overview
1
References
20
Chinas Border Regions
23
References
42
3 The DMZ and the Destiny of a Divided Korea
47
References
59
Subsovereignty Problems and Theoretical Solutions
61
References
77
6 Understanding the Determinants of Livelihood Recovery After a Large Earthquake
105
References
118
7 Characteristics of Earthquakes in Mountain Areasand Postearthquake Management
121
References
140
8 NGOs and Their Roles During PostearthquakeReconstruction
143
References
160
Conclusion
163
References
170

Evidence from the Lower Mekong Basin
81
References
101

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