Geography, Environment and Development in the Mediterranean

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Russell King, Paolo de Mas, J. Mansvelt-Beck
Sussex Academic Press, 2001 - Political Science - 292 pages
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A region of great historical and ecological coherence, the Mediterranean has now acquired renewed significance in European and global geopolitics. It is the focus of many concerns: about pollution and environmental sustainability; population growth and migration; ethnic and religious confrontation; and about the "development gap" between North and South. Despite its global significanced, there is a dearth of books on the contemporary Mediterranean. This book explores the many geographies of the Mediterranean Basin with chapters on the Mediterranean environment, geopolitics, economic development, trade demography, migration, cities, tourism, landscapes, mountains and islands. Written by an international team of geographers, the book offers a carefully intergrated and up-to-date treatment of the contemporary human geography of one of the world's most fascinating and significant regions.

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Russell King is a professor of geography at the University of Sussex. He is the author of numerous books and articles and is the editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Paolo De Mas is a geographer who has conducted research in Morocco since 1973. Jan Mansvelt Beck is an associate professor of geography at the University of Amsterdam and the author of Territory and Terror: Conflicting Nationalisms in the Basque Country.

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